The Office of Economic Development is the catalyst for public and private initiatives that create employment opportunities and a vibrant and sustainable economy.


Introducing Embark


Embark is a community resource designed to support job seekers and local employers.

Embark features three ways to engage:

Connection: From networking to meetups and community events, learn ways to build your network. Discover a connection.

Career: Explore opportunities with local employers in technology, non-profits, biotechnology, agribusiness, education, healthcare, and more. Realize a passion.

Community: With a thriving arts scene, national parks, festivals, and highly rated local schools, find out why this a great place to call home. Start an adventure.

A key feature of Embark is the Employer Network, a searchable tool that allows job seekers to find local employers of interest, browse their career pages, and follow them on social media.

Local Employers, increase your visibility with our growing talent pipeline. Join the Employer Network today!


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