To create a robust local economy, which attracts investment, increases the tax base, creates employment opportunities and a quality of life that is unsurpassed.  This is accomplished by developing a symbiotic relationship with the business community that supports a diverse, sustainable economic base committed to its citizens and the environment.

Focus Areas

  • Revitalize declining commercial and industrial areas and obsolete facilities through redevelopment, and rehabilitation;
  • Retain and expand existing businesses and industries.
  • Develop adequate infrastructure capacity to support existing and new development, including closer coordination between economic development and capital improvements programming;
  • Develop sites for expansion of existing commercial and industrial uses and attraction of new establishments and projects;
  • Attract industry that will enhance the local economy and is consistent with structural changes occurring in the national economy; and
  • Expand visitor and tourism activity.

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