Any of you economic development types have a good way to measure progress in developing/attracting businesses to your area (other than assessment splits with residential)?
We are having such a huge market crunch with our residential assessments, that it is throwing off all of our targets. Some ideas I've had are looking at number of people commuting to Edmonton, and then make targets to lower the percentage; look at building permit # targets; try to increase the current floor area of non-residential growth on a per capita basis, etc.
Of course, these are all things that I'm coming up with off the top of my head, and this is not my area of expertise. So if anyone can point me to some good Economic Development Plans (preferably for a bedroom community) that have measurable goals, I would greatly appreciate it!