Economic Development Corporation kicks off business retention project

GILROY
– When working to expand the city’s economic base, it’s a good
idea to make sure you understand its existing businesses – and what
makes them healthy and happy.
GILROY – When working to expand the city’s economic base, it’s a good idea to make sure you understand its existing businesses – and what makes them healthy and happy.

With that in mind, the city’s Economic Development Corporation wants to tap the input of Gilroy’s industrial and commercial businesses as part of a business retention project.

“It will be very beneficial to get out and see what the future plans of our businesses are,” said GEDC Executive Director Bill Lindsteadt at a recent City Council retreat.

The project aims to help

under-stand the status and future of Gilroy’s industry by ident-ifying its pro-ducts, sup-pliers, growth plans and assistance and expansion needs.

The city’s 30 top industrial and 10 top commercial businesses would receive in-depth personal interviews from officials. A sampling of businesses from the Gilroy Premium Outlets could also be included.

Other industries would be surveyed by mail.

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