Our Mission, Achievements, and Projects
CEDA provides direct client services in business development and works as the coordinating agency with federal, state, and local government, community organizations, and other partners to create a thriving business community through expanding existing businesses and fostering entrepreneurship.
- Created a “Red Carpet” team consisting of Corporate, City, County, and State representatives capable of rapid response to business inquiries and site visits.
- Established ongoing working relationship with Union Pacific Railroad to expand and improve rail opportunities in and attract industry.
- Facilitated commitment from NV Energy to cooperate and contribute to the advancement of 3-Phase power upgrades and improvements.
- Directly influenced and saved Churchill’s location for the Department of Energy’s $2,000,000.00 FORGE grant project at NAS Fallon. Churchill is currently 1 of 2 finalists in Phase 3 of the process.
- Initiated IT Training Program with Western Nevada Community College and Churchill County Library with the Information Technology Gateway Training program to offer information technology classes to improve the local workforce.
- Assisted Churchill County Library in beginning its Information Technology Gateway Training program.
- Contributor to the Churchill County Master Plan Revisions.
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – STATS – Business Starts: 28 Jobs Saved: 34 Jobs Created: 24
Capital Investment $2,500,000.00
- Host the regional Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Clinic
- Continued assistance to Fallon Community Theatre, Inc.
- Incubate Fallon Food Hub and secure future funding for operations through USDA and NDA
- Supporting Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair
- Pursuing Economic Development Assistance Grant (EDA) for TCID Rail Port Project
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Counseling service
- Provide Small Business Training
- Fallon Maine Street Program
Monthly Business Council Breakfast Meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month featuring business relevant speakers
- Expand the number of businesses and diversify markets
- Identify and monitor economic assets to attract business and industry
- Provide assistance and support to develop and grow the region
- Build partnerships between the private sector, government, and education
- Promote and enhance the community as a location of choice to live, work, and play
- Become the primary resource of economic and business information for the community
- Promote and support the downtown revitalization.
CEDA is funded by local government and private business contributions and has a current staff of 3 full time employees and 1 part time employee.