November 9, 2011 —
The Pike County Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce have formed the Pike County Economic Alliance, a collaborative working enterprise structure between the two. The project was spearheaded by the Alliance Taskforce Committee, whose members were appointed by each organization. The committee conducted an investigation of economic support organizations in comparable counties throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Drawing upon examples of other successful working alliances in these counties, the committee developed a plan that will focus on Pike County’s economic stimulus.
The Economic Development Authority is principally charged with bringing new business to the county, and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce is charged with strengthening existing county business. Each organization will continue to maintain its individual mission, objectives, board of directors and committees.
A search for one executive director to head the Alliance and manage both the chamber and the EDA is underway. Job description information may be found on both the chamber’s website (www.pikechamber.com ) and the EDA’s website (www.edapikepa.org ).