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Posted by: John_Hamilton on 09/21/2011 11:55 PM Updated by: John_Hamilton on 09/22/2011 11:42 AM
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Talking Tuolumne County and Mother Lode Economic Development with Larry Cope

Sonora, CA...We had the pleasure to sit down for an interview with Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority's Larry Cope. Mr. Cope has been instrumental and some would say indispensable in replacing the lost retail jobs in wake of the Mervyns and Gottschalk's closures. Those body blows to the areas confidence and job pools have been healed with the opening of the local Kohl's and the healing of the Mervyn's closing with the imminent opening of Joanne's Fabrics, Big Lots and Petsmart. While these are the most visible results of the TCEDA's work they are by no means the whole story or primary focus of the TCEDA. Their mission is to add jobs and high paying jobs where possible...

Long Format Video Interview with Larry Cope and John Hamilton is Enclosed...

This Business Focus was Sponsored by Golden State Cellular

They have worked hard to help local businesses retain and expand manufacturing, service and other jobs that make up the bulk of the employment opportunities in the area as well as the more visible retail sector.

Recently his organization has agreed to step up and work with the Central Sierra Ecnomic Development District to write and implement a regional economic development plan for Tuolumne, Alpine, Calaveras, Amador and Soon Mariposa Counties.

About the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority

The Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority (TCEDA) promotes the County of Tuolumne, including the City of Sonora, as a dynamic business location and provides your business with essential information that is needed when locating or expanding your business in the Sierra - Mother Lode Region of California. Where are we located?

Our mission is to promote a diverse and growing economy by pursuing business retention, expansion, and attraction that enhances quality of life in Tuolumne County.

Our Goals

Assist in retaining, expanding, and attracting businesses.
Assist with educational and training opportunities to develop the community’s workforce.
Pursue funding sources.
Participate in planning to identify land, infrastructure and funding for business and industry.

We look forward to providing you and your business a wealth of information and resources designed to help your business succeed in Tuolumne County.

Larry Cope
Director of Economic Development
Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority

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