What is economic development?

Economic Development usually takes three forms:

  • Business Attraction
  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Business Creation

All three of the forms seek to create primary jobs that pay more than the average wage, increase the amount of income coming into the community from outside our market area, and create greater capital investment in our community.  The goal is to attract a diverse group of industries and businesses to help insulate the community from economic shock in case-specific sectors should fall on challenges.

The City of Ingleside’s Economic Development Department’s purpose is to synergize and coordinate the Economic Development activities and programs aimed at the City of Ingleside specifically and in a targeted manner.

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1. What is economic development?
2. Why does the City of Ingleside focus on primary jobs?
3. What is the Ingleside Development Corporation?
4. If I want to start a business in Ingleside, where should I start?