Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) is designed to retain or keep existing businesses in a community and provide assistance for businesses to expand. BRE is a core function of any economic development program. Addressing workforce needs, access to capital, providing tax and non-tax incentives, assistance with infrastructure, land and buildings, and providing technical assistance are all part of the BRE process. This page will serve as a toolbox for businesses, local governments, nonprofits, and any other organizations in our region that might benefit from tools to use for business retention and expansion efforts.
One tool NWCCOG is employing is to send out quarterly bulletins with useful information on BRE strategies and tools.