It is the vision of the Perry County Fiscal Court to promote a diversified and healthy economy which will in turn develop strong communities, assist and support existing businesses, encourage entrepreneurship and new businesses, promote a better quality of life, and sustainable economic growth utilizing all the resources Perry County has to offer.
It is the mission of the Perry County Fiscal Court to steer positive and sustainable economic development in Perry County using coordinated and implementable processes that involve the utilization of the county's strengths, assets and available resources to promote a clean and healthy environment, increase the quality of life, and provide opportunities for a trained and educated workforce to earn a decent living.
As part of Kentucky's overall strategic plan to transform the workforce development system, the state created this framework whereby communities can agree to meet certain educational, workforce development, and collaboration goals in order to earn "Work Ready Community" certification. Perry County submitted an application in August 2014 and received the "Work Ready Community In Progress" designation. An application for certification is planned for submittal in January 2018. The certification will show those entering the workforce will have the educational and soft skills required to be productive, and be an asset to employers.