Community briefed on economic development

Community briefed on economic developmentCommunity leaders, along with scores of directors, members and guests of the IWV Economic Development Corp., gather Tuesday evening to hear updates on the agency’s progress in nurturing developments that contribute to local industry and quality of life. EDC Executive Director Scott O’Neil announced that the EDC partnered with the China Lake Alliance and local congressmen to include a provision in the latest National Defense Authorization Act that redirects approximately $7.5 million to be spent locally on water and energy security projects. In response to the shortage of local housing, O’Neil is working with developers to expedite new apartment complexes. The EDC is also incubating local businesses, including one that is endeavoring to bring high-speed internet to commercial and residential users — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2018-08-17