Idea Incubator

If you have an idea to encourage economic development in St. Joseph . . . we'd like to hear it!

If you ask ten people what economic development is you will likely receive at least ten answers. Some say economic development is:

  • About jobs and attracting/retaining business
  • About improving the quality of life
  • About diversifying the tax base
  • About making the community better
  • About investment, roof tops, and education
  • About growth
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In reality economic development is all those things and more. Economic development at its most basic is anything governments do to cultivate and nurture a healthy economy. Economic development encompasses public policy, infrastructure, tax structure, and detailed programming.

If you have ideas on how to encourage economic development in St. Joseph, please contact Community Development Director, Therese Haffner.