"To improve the economic development potential and quality of life in the Cottage Grove area."
- Promote and foster sound economic development in the Cottage Grove Area.
- Create and implement a comprehensive economic plan to attract new businesses and stimulate the prosperity of existing businesses.
- Foster a spirit of team philosophy and cooperation among the business community, local governments and area citizens on issues of economic and social benefit.
The Cottage Grove Economic Development Corporation (CGEDC) has created Community Project Teams to work on various economic and community projects which will have a future impact on the economy of the Greater Cottage Grove Area.