The 11 member Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) is advisory to the City Council and staff on business and industrial development policies and programs. The Committee is appointed by and responsible to the City Council. There are seven City representatives (including one Chamber of Commerce representative) and four County representatives, and one representative from the Airport Authority, each serving eight-year terms of office. The Economic Development Advisory Committee meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 a.m.
In its advisory capacity, the Committee will act on issues referred by the City Council, or those originated by the Committee and referred to the Council. The Committee also:
Furnishes additional expertise to supplement staff skills in fields such as finance, transportation, industrial management, real estate, employment training, retail management, and utility resources.
From time to time assists staff and the City Council in particular company expansions or locations in Merced.
Assists the Council and staff in community education or economic and business development topics.
May assist in representing the city at trade shows, conferences, or economic development events.
Advises in the development of sound regulatory policies affecting business and industry, as requested by the City Council.
Advises in the development of the annual work program and budget for the City’s economic development program.
Advises the City Council on matters related to the development of industrial lands adjacent to the Regional Airport.
In the course of their duties, Committee members occasionally handle confidential business information. Committee work may also involve out-of-town travel in particular business development cases. Meetings are held as needed, at the call of the Chairman.
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