Economic Development Committee 

The Economic Development Committee focuses on enhancing Baldwin's economic well-being by attracting new businesses and strengthening relationships with existing businesses. Its goal is to provide residents with a prosperous community with ample opportunities to work, shop, and enjoy leisure activities. The committee is comprised of residents with diverse work backgrounds. Some of the committee’s initiatives include a commercial space database, business outreach public relations campaign, and the Baldwin Technology Advancement Project. We are community-minded and invested in marketing and presenting the hamlet of Baldwin as an ideal "location, location, location" for business development. The committee is open to new members who are willing to contribute their own skills and resources to continue building Baldwin’s economic future. 

The committee strives to do the following: 

  • Promote Baldwin to businesses.
  • Identify and pursue business opportunities.
  • Partner with potential businesses to locate available real estate.
  • Develop supportive collaborations with area agencies and organizations.
  • Establish a framework for future growth.
  • Explore sustainability and green initiatives for the community.
  • ​​Work with local government to make improvements to streetscapes.
  • Advocate for reinvigoration of commercial districts.
  • Publicize advantages of establishing/expanding business in Baldwin.

Interested in opening a new business in Baldwin? Click 
here to view our fact sheet on why Baldwin is a great place to do business! For more information on available properties in town, please email the Economic Development Committee by using the form on the Contact Us page. Please select "Economic Development" for the subject line.

About the Chair: 

Darien Ward and his family moved to Baldwin in 2005. He joined the Association in 2011 and became Membership Chair in 2012. As chair, Darien helped provide the membership with an online newsletter, create a membership database, and organize Association events. He also helped author the Association by-laws and promoted attainment of 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Darien became chair of the  Economic Development Committee in 2014.