Eureka Community Development Co.
2018-2019 Eureka Community Development Board of DirectorsBack left to right: Jack Goetz, President Jaci Eberhart, Cory Heiser, Secretary/Treasurer Megan Hoffman; Front, left to right: Kelly Fargher, Vice President Chasity Hilgemann, Rosa Jundt
The Eureka Community Development Co. is involved in economic and community development. The mission of ECDC is to promote and demonstrate innovative grassroots economic development in the community, attract new industry, assist with expansion/retention of existing industries, and promote industrial/commercial development.
The mission of ECDC will be accomplished by: facilitating partnerships with residents, businesses, civic organizations and governments; maintaining a strong and diverse tax base consisting of quality development desired within the community; collecting and providing the information necessary to have a vibrant and dynamic business community; promoting Eureka and the surrounding area as the region of choice to live, work, play, and visit; assisting in retaining/expanding existing businesses and exploring creation of new businesses; and promoting Eureka and its businesses and industries, as their growth means better financial security and job availability in Eureka.
ECDC works with existing, new, and expanding businesses through loans from a revolving loan fund, business planning, business consultations, financial referrals, workforce development and marketing. Through grants from various sources, ECDC has been able to provide a free copy service to local organizations. ECDC led efforts in 1999 and 2000 to have kuchen named as South Dakota’s official state dessert. Following that designation, Eureka had three retail businesses producing kuchen.
"I have been a member of the ECDC Board for many years. I am a firm believer that ECDC is an important part of the growth of Eureka and that we need to work closely with the City Council and Chamber of Commerce. We need the support of the Eureka people. We need to not only bring in new businesses, but we also need to help maintain the existing businesses." - President Jaci Eberhart
"Eureka is home to the young and old!" - Kelly Fargher