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29 Communities market to achieve multiple economic development objectives. The Wayne County Development Alliance (WCDA) focuses primarily on industrial manufacturing, assembly and distribution companies in various sectors such as Automotive, Agriculture, Advance Manufacturing and Aerospace. The marketing objective of the WCDA is to market the county's assets for the purposes of: • Attraction, retention, and expansion of industry • Improvement of the community's image locally, national and internationally • Promotion of policies and programs • Promotion of workforce talent • Promotion of available buildings and sites • Promotion of transportation networks and accessibility • Promotion of a business friendly community From an economic development perspective, one major industry relocation or expansion can revitalize a community's economy by creating jobs, and spreading the tax base among the citizens. There are many organizations that contribute to a community's marketing activities including state and local governments, chambers of commerce, utility companies, regional organizations, community development organizations, property developers, hospitals, universities and community colleges, hotels, convention and tourist bureaus. The degree to which these organizations coordinate their activities around a common vision is a critical determinant of marketing success. Based on a recent article in the Area Development Magazine, a 2016 survey of the Top 7 Critical Site Selection Factors that were as follows: • Skilled Labor • Highway Accessibility • Quality of Place • Occupancy and Construction Costs • Available Buildings • Labor Costs • Corporate Tax Rate In light of these results, Wayne County is well positioned to attract new industry and to address the needs of our expanding industries as well. The WCDA constantly strives to partner with other allies and organizations to improve on each of the categories listed above. Wayne County's transportation network alone is a huge marketing asset that is worthy of recognition and attention to any business. Promoting these assets is just one way the Wayne County Development Alliance is "Putting Wayne To Work". PUTTING WAYNE COUNTY TO WORK MADE IN WAYNE From its beginnings as a major transportation intersection, connecting north, south, east, and west, Wayne County has always been home to a variety of businesses and products. Today, thousands of workers help produce food items ranging from pickles and bread to ham and turkey and manufacture goods for a number of industries from automotive to electronics. Industry

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