Mission Statement & Strategic Plan

The mission of the Joint Industrial Development Authority of Wythe County, Wytheville, and Rural Retreat is to initiate, develop, and coordinate industrial and economic development efforts in order to achieve and sustain the optimum quality of life for all citizens of its member jurisdictions.

The Joint IDA Board of Directors worked with the Wythe County Board of Supervisors, Wytheville Town Council, and Rural Retreat Town Council to develop a strategic plan during the spring of 2014. It was revised by the Joint IDA staff and board in June of 2016, and is currently in the process of updating the JIDA strategic plan, which is slated to be completed by the end of 2021.  The strategic plan is available here.