Monday, March 19, 2012

Workforce Services creating incentives for existing businesses

Kristen Floyd, director of the Utah Department of Workforce Service's Bear River Service area, said the department's new BEAR project, (Business Expansion and Retention) hopes to reverse the philosophy that says you don't get things if you are an existing customer...

Kristen says, "This program is really set up for us to go out and pay attention to our existing companies that we have here and find out what do they need, or what do they not need, how can we stay out of their way or how can we engage. Just really where are they in expanding or retaining their businesses?"

Floyd said there is a BEAR Community Council with all kinds of community partners, such as the Bear River Association of Governments, Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce who meet together and decide what are the best ways to help local businesses. Cache Valley Daily