How DCOS is Cultivating Snyder’s Future Economic Growth and Workforce
The Development Corporation of Snyder (DCOS) has made tremendous strides in the past year toward fostering a bright economic future for the city of Snyder. Through strategic partnerships, business development, and community engagement, DCOS is cultivating a climate where businesses can thrive and residents can prosper.
Expanding Authority for Growth
An important milestone was achieved when Snyder residents voted to grant DCOS increased authority to participate in Type B projects. This opens the door for further diversification of DCOS's economic development efforts and the ability to attract an even broader range of businesses.
Supporting Local Businesses
A core focus for DCOS is supporting the retention and growth of existing local businesses. This year, they completed a critical project with Feather Printing to ensure their continued success in Snyder. They also launched two new retail projects, adding vibrancy and new builds to the community.
The addition of a Business Retention and Expansion Specialist, Libby Wiggins, has also bolstered DCOS's capabilities to provide ongoing support and resources to Snyder businesses.
Attracting New Opportunities
In their efforts to bring new opportunities to Snyder, DCOS held discussions with 37 potential businesses and hosted 3 site visits this past year. This has allowed them to showcase firsthand everything Snyder has to offer for companies looking to relocate.
Community Development and Partnerships
Collaborations like the "Take Back Sparkle City" campaign with the City of Snyder demonstrated DCOS's commitment to community development and engagement. Partnerships focused on workforce training, including with local schools, are helping prepare Snyder's talent pipeline for continued economic growth.
With strategic initiatives across business attraction, existing business support, and workforce development, DCOS is actively cultivating a brighter economic future for Snyder. As the community continues to evolve, organizations like DCOS will ensure it remains a vibrant place where businesses can thrive and residents can prosper.