Well, I had applied for a Planning Commissioner position in the small town where I reside. I did not get it; however, the town had phoned me this very morning saying they want me to serve on a new Economic Devlopment board. I said I would be very interested, but I have to admit: What the heck can we do?
Background: This town serves as a small bedroom community of new homes mainly priced from $150k-$900k. The business in the town include a bar, gas station (with new gas station being built), small strip commercial with a liquor store, pizza place, and salon; as well as a couple banks.
Through the grapevine I have heard that we are trying to attract a small grocer, and maybe some other commercial. But that seems about it. I have no knowledge of a desire to attract industry/employment centers.
Where do I start?
Are there any good references that can help?
What sort of things would fit well in a town like this?
I see myself conducting a lot of surveys in the future...