Sharon Butts, executive director of the EDC, said all five of the committees have met as of last week. The committees are looking at entrepreneurship, tourism, land use, leadership and broadband.
When the topic turned toward the entrepreneurship committee, Ronnie Sadler suggested a “best business idea” competition, wherein the winner is awarded with capital or financial help or anything that would help businesses get off the ground. He said that specific criteria have yet to be determined, however.
“It would be open to all people in the community who have great ideas about business opportunities,” Sadler said.
EDC Chairman Dan Bozarth said the tourism committee is looking to meet with the parks commissioner to ask about what’s happening with the parks at the state level. Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries said he hoped they could meet with him sometime this week.
After discussion of the various CV committees, EDC Don Leibee said that many people are looking to EDC to decide what businesses and industries they want to go after.
“If we don’t create new jobs, then what have we done?” Leibee asked.