The overall focus of the Department of Economic Development is traditional economic development which is businesses retention, business expansion, and business recruitment. We want our businesses to be able to produce their product or provide their service as efficiently as possible and be able to focus on that productivity or service provision without undue interference or burdens from the outside. We hope that our businesses are so successful they expand their operations here in Perry and we want the success of our existing businesses to attract additional business to Perry. It can be complicated, but above everything else we want to be there for our businesses. The most important role of the Department of Economic Development is to serve as that liaison to our businesses and ensure that Mayor and Council are plugged into the needs and desires of the Perry business community. Read More