ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
RCCDC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation established in 1998 to coordinate economic development activities for Roosevelt County, New Mexico. Primary funders are the City of Portales, Roosevelt County, and Eastern New Mexico University, with supplemental donations received from private investors.
RCCDC’s primary concern has historically been business recruitment. In spring of 2014, RCCDC’s operational emphasis shifted to assisting in the expansion and retention of existing businesses and developing new businesses from within the community.
Recruiting new businesses will remain a central component of RCCDC’s business development strategy. But, recruitment will no longer be RCCDC’s primary operational purpose. The new RCCDC directive is to help any existing business or potential new business owner with overcoming operational challenges, while realistically assessing market forces and balancing community imperatives.
Instead of searching outside Roosevelt County for economic stimulation, this new approach will focus daily effort on strengthening the local business community and establishing new businesses from the pool of local residents.
The Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation (RCCDC) is formed to protect and expand the diverse regional economy through proactive engagement in business expansion and retention, entrepreneurial development, business recruitment, and community-oriented marketing.
RCCDC works to create good-paying jobs in key industry sectors, such as food processing, quality retail services, higher education, professional services, value-added agriculture and processing, technology development, bio-sciences research, and alternative energy.