Economic development's business retention and expansion (BRE) program helps foster a vibrant economy by listening to feedback and understanding the needs of existing local businesses throughout Brown County.
BRE is a proactive approach to economic development designed to better understand the challenges and opportunities businesses in our community face, and connect them with what they need to succeed. BRE also focuses on gathering feedback and insights on the overall business climate, which is aggregated and analyzed to identify trends.
In economic development we see firms growing in three ways:
- Growth/expansion of existing firms (business expansion and retention)
- Creation of new firms (entrepreneurial development)
- Attraction of external firms to the market area (business recruitment)