Batesville completes economic development training

Batesville completes economic development training

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - The city of Batesville completed the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Prospect Readiness Education Program (PREP).

PREP gives local economic development teams hands-on training and resources to prepare, execute and follow up on economic development prospect visits in their communities.

AEDC boast the program has several benefits for community leaders in Batesville including tools and resources necessary to help make city more competitive.

Crystal Johnson, the Batesville area chamber of commerce president/CEO, said in an AEDC news release, "Independence County, Batesville, and the Batesville Area Chamber are serious about economic development, and we are excited to be one of just 14 communities in Arkansas that can apply PREP toward our economic prosperity. Our certification timing is perfect because of the recent IMPACT Independence County developments. The Chamber is anxious to apply what we have learned through PREP with the future IMPACT Committees."

So far, 14 communities in Arkansas have completed PREP.

For more information about PREP or the city of Batesville completion of it, contact AEDC Communications Director, Scott Hardin, at (501) 682-7306.

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