The First Stop Shop (FSS) is an economic development resource housed within the Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA) and created by SCALE to assist the cities and townships of Scott County. Creation of the FSS is aimed at improving the ability of our communities to quickly respond to business requests and puts a new spin on how economic development has historically been handled within the county.
Some of the services offered include: comprehensive data collection and management, site selection assistance, customer service education and training, process improvement, research and marketing assistance, assistance with funding identification, and connections to an extensive network of resources.
Only in Scott County, the First Stop Shop erases borders between jurisdictions to provide the best service possible to those who are considering Scott County for their business’ location. The estimated annual value of FSS services to SCALE members is over $35,000. Economic Development Plan completed 2011, First Stop Shop opened in 2012.