The Director of Economic Development promotes and assists Eden businesses. Mr. Dougherty supports existing industry and recruits new industrial prospects, engages in commercial business recruitment, and manages the Eden Main Street Downtown Revitalization Program for two downtown areas of Eden (Draper Village and Olde Leaksville Shopping Districts).
Mentoring & Education
He works with local businesses in providing a business mentoring service in conjunction with the Rockingham County Business and Technology Center and local SCORE Chapter. Seminars to assist local businesses are offered through the community college and other venues.
There are several other tasks included in the departmental duties including promotion of the Eden and county business community via media publications and appearances, serving on special task forces, such as the 2011 Eden All-America City Award process, spearheading programs to improve the workforce preparedness of Eden citizens, and participating in efforts to make Eden the ideal location to live and work.
You may use our online Request Tracker Form to request information, submit requests for service, or submit comments for review.