The East End District’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan for Economic Development supports the expansion and retention of existing businesses, encourages entrepreneurial projects, and promotes small business creation. Partnering with East End schools and local workforce training programs, the District recognizes the critical need for job skills training and other education programs that link workers to employers. To that end, the District allocates 3% of annual assessment revenue toward workforce development projects that benefit both workers and employers in the East End.