Promoting Economic Strength and Diversity throughout the Tri-Cities region.

It is the mission of TRIDEC to improve the economic health of the Tri-Cities area.

Established in 1963, The Tri-City Nuclear Industrial Council, today known as Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC) was organized for the purpose of promoting and advancing the economic strength and diversity in Benton and Franklin counties.

TRIDEC is managed by a 39-member Board of Directors, comprised of representatives from the local business community, private sector leaders, and organizations committed to creating and supporting jobs in our region.

Our Mission
It is the mission of TRIDEC to improve the economic health of the Tri-Cities area.
To achieve this mission, TRIDEC promotes economic diversification, facilitates job creation and retention, pursues new federal missions to support stability in federally funded operations and advocates and leads the Tri-Cities community on issues of economic importance.

Our Vision
The Tri-Cities is a globally competitive, technology-driven economy offering opportunity for increased prosperity for our region’s residents, businesses, entrepreneurs, and communities.
TRIDEC works collaboratively and regionally to sustain this vision.

What is Economic Development?
Economic development is a concerted effort to create economic well being and prosperity in a community.
There are three approaches used to improve local economic vitality:

  • Business retention and expansion;
  • Industrial recruitment and business attraction;
  • New business development.

Success in these areas is facilitated by active collaboration between TRIDEC, private businesses, state and local governments, academic institutions, and other partners.

Programs are implemented under well-defined strategic economic goals and established action plans for influencing the Tri-Cities economy.