Perry County Success
The citizens of Perry County have historically demonstrated the progressive thinking required to move a community forward and provide the competitive advantages we enjoy today. Local leaders years ago put forth the effort and gave of their time and resources to set the community up for success for years to come.
- Many years ago a group of local citizens donated their own money and formed the Perryville Development Corporation (PDC) to promote industrial growth. They purchased the land for the industrial park and paid for the cost of attracting industry to the community so that today we have the lowest unemployment rate in Southeast Missouri.
- The owners of the PDC later gave up any right to personal gain by converting the PDC to a not-for-profit corporation and left the gains realized from wise investments of the money in the new organization. Today, the PDC owns the vacant land in the Industrial Park and continues to support the Perry County Economic Development Authority with recruitment and expansion of business and industry.
- The Perry County Economic Development Authority serves as the administrative liaison to the PDC.
"Local leaders years ago put forth the effort and gave of their time and resources to set the community up for success for years to come."