Providing Premier Economic Development Services
Upholding Our Values



We believe in respect, honesty and accountability. By holding ourselves to the highest standards in everything we do, we are able to provide outstanding results while adhering to moral principles.  

Professional Excellence

We believe in demonstrating the best practices in our field, combining expertise, experience and commitment. We are dedicated to the continual learning and improvement that spurs innovation and provides the highest level of quality. 


We believe in exemplifying both internally and externally the value of leading by example. By taking responsibility for our actions and providing a clear vision of success we are able to engage, inspire and challenge each other. 


MacLeod Clan

About 1330, during the time of the clan’s third Chief, a MacLeod was visiting a friend when-he saw a poor man thrown in the bull ring for sport. MacLeod leaped in to help the man and grabbed the bull by the horns. “Hold Fast” shouted the crowd. He held fast and threw the bull so hard one horn broke off. According to legend that is the horn from which the cup was made which MacLeod Chieftains must drain at a single swig to show they are man enough for the job. “Hold Fast” is the clan’s motto still. David Pettit’s family lineage dates back to the 1200 AD and the Chieftan Leod. Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye off the West coast of Scotland is the seat of the MacLeod Clan. Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.

Read more about David Pettit Economic Development’s connection to the MacLeod Clan


Hold Fast and Let’s Go!

Derived from the MacLeod clan, our motto “Hold Fast and Let’s Go!” represents the initiative and leadership at David Pettit Economic Development, LLC. Through determination and a commitment to success, we can achieve the realization of our purpose. DPED makes things happen for both public and private development sectors through top-notch vision, in-depth experience and respectful tenacity. Hold fast and let’s go!

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.

Thomas Edison

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.

Oscar Wilde

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Theodore Roosevelt

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.


Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Benjamin Franklin