The Washington County Industrial Development Authority recently welcomed Debby Bust, Executive Director of the Washington County Community Partnership, to learn more about the countywide initiative to improve the playground at the Potosi City Park.  For many years, the community has been in need of upgrades to playground equipment to make it safe and inclusive for all children, regardless of ability.  The nearly $700,000 project is nearing completion and local organizations and individuals have donated significantly to the cause.

“Many people may not consider the impact quality-of-life initiatives have on a local economy, but more and more statistics and research are revealing that businesses are looking at communities as a whole, not just at the industrial park.  Having modern amenities and quality parks is key to business attraction,” according to IDA Consulting Director, Jaclyn Rowe.

So, with Board approval, Mrs. Rowe presented a $1000 check to the Washington County Community Partnership in support of the initiative from the IDA on September 6.

The IDA intends to continue forward thinking about economic development and is adapting to an ever-changing system of business attraction, recruitment and growth.  Ultimately, we all want to live in a county that is prosperous and vibrant, and the IDA is working hard to serve its mission: to promote the economic prosperity of Washington County.

To support the Inclusive Playground and Splash Pad initiative, please contact the Washington County Community Partnership at 573.438.8555 or email

For questions regarding economic development or business relocation, please email or call the IDA office at 573.438.6196.

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