© 2019 by Stacie Schmidt

A summary of all financial small business resources is available on our website www.ellsworthstrong.com.

Please visit that website for full details on resources, programs, stimulus packages, and upcoming events in reference to COVID-19.  

  • Housing

  • Rentals

  • Free Land

  • Amenities

  • Entertainment

  • Education

  • Job Postings

  • Talent Acquisition

  • Trailing Spouses Program

  • Employee Recruitment Tools

  • Workforce Development

  • Rural Opportunity Zones

  • Entrepreneur Resources

  • Business Launching

  • Revolving Loan Funds

  • Business Maintenance

  • Business Transition

  • Incentives/Programs

Ellsworth County has identified the following targets as desirable additions to our communities.  We are poised to assist in providing new and expanding businesses, entrepreneurs, site selectors, and developers who are a fit for our community.  Please contact our Executive Director, Stacie Schmidt, for on-the-ground assistance in real estate, incentives, workforce questions, and logistics.  

Ellsworth County is an industry-friendly environment, 

with current industry in agriculture-related fields, salt, valves and regulators, and steel fabrication.  We are seeking more industry at or above our median income to grow our area!

Having affordable housing is vital to our workforce. 

Additional community needs:

  • In-home child care for infants

  • Community/Wellness Center

  • Hotel

Small business and franchises are welcomed and encouraged.  Leakage reports indicate the following needs:

  • Clothing

  • Furniture and Home Decor

  • Food and Entertainment

  • Car Wash

target industries



housing &

community development

retail &



ECED Board Meeting

Tueday, March 24, 2020


ECED Office

114 1/2 N. Douglas Ave.


Ellsworth County

Begins March 3, 2020

900 Room

Ellsworth Golf Course

ECED Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 8

JH Robbins Memorial Library

RSVP here

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