Economic Profile

The Economic Development Department of the City of Smith Center is a key ingredient in the economic success of today and growing our economic profile for tomorrow. We are here to help local businesses and companies looking to relocate to the city of Smith Center through various programs, incentives, and resources.

The strategies we employ include:

  • Retain and grow current, existing industry, businesses, and economic activity
  • Identify and attract new industries and businesses
  • Develop and implement a economic development plan
  • Promote Smith Center and specific sites in and around our community that are suitable for new business and industry
  • Promote the restoration, maintenance, and beautification of Smith Center’s commercial buildings and businesses
  • Promote the City’s assets and resources which enhance economic growth (such as infrastructure, schools, hospital, and community organizations)

The measures of economic success we monitor include:

  • Employment
  • Payroll
  • Business volume 
  • Local tax base


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