About TRIDEC

About TRIDEC

The Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC) is the lead economic development organization for Benton and Franklin Counties.  TRIDEC works to sustain the Tri-Cities as a globally competitive, technology-driven economy that provides prosperity and opportunity for our region's residents, businesses, entrepreneurs, and communities through collaborative works.  TRIDEC is a 501c6 nonprofit business organization supported by generous contributions from its member investors.

 

TRIDEC competes with many other economic development organizations throughout the United States for businesses to choose the Tri-Cities as their relocation or expansion destination.  Our ability to provide detailed informational packages, site tours of the region, and presentations to corporations and site selectors rests on the generous support of our civic partners, member investors, and community partners.

 

TRIDEC is governed by a 39-person board of directors that establishes organizational policy.  The board is comprised of representatives from local communities, private sector leaders, and other organizations committed to creating and supporting jobs in our region. 

 

Our Mission

To achieve economic stability and balanced growth through the retention and creation of jobs and the enhancement of the quality of life in the region.

 

Our Vision

To sustain the Tri-Cities as a globally competitive, technology-driven economy that provides prosperity and opportunity for our region's residents, businesses, entrepreneurs, and communities through collaborative works and supporting jobs in our region.

 

What is Economic Development?

Economic development is a concerted effort to create economic well being and prosperity in a community. There are three approaches used to improve local economic vitality:

  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Industrial Recruitment & Business Attraction
  • New Business Development

Success in these areas is facilitated by active collaboration between TRIDEC, private businesses, state and local governments, academic institutions and other partners. Programs are implemented under well defined strategic economic goals and established action plans for influencing the Tri-Cities economy.