Economic Development

Goal:

Improve cooperation and coordination on economic development efforts and opportunities throughout the region, and provide incentives for such cooperation in order to make our region the location of choice for diverse businesses and to build the regional tax base.

Strategic Regional Issue #21

Competing for Economic Development

What's The Issue?

Suburbs and cities are linked in a single regional economy, but numerous economic development organizations operate without a common mission, plan, or coordination and compete for economic development opportunities.

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Strategic Regional Issue #22

Workforce

What's The Issue?

Economic vitality depends on an educated, skilled workforce.

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Strategic Regional Issue #23

Revitalizing Business Districts

What's The Issue?

Efforts to revitalize downtowns, neighborhoods and village business districts throughout the region should be supported by public policy, innovative financing and streamlined permitting procedures.

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Strategic Regional Issue #24

Regional Quality of Life

What's The Issue?

Shared regional quality of life assets can be a tool for communities and the region to attract and retain economic growth.

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