Well, some things discussed last night at my (fledgling) economic development board meeting were how to market the town in order to bring in Economic Development, Business and Industry.
What should we look for?
We discussed the feel of the town, and what people in the region and state think of when they hear the town's name. Maybe establishing some attraction based upon that.
What about trying to establish the community with an identity. The town where I work established itself as an art/sculpture community, and during the 1950s went for the "retirement" community persona. Establishing a town theme stemmed into attracting businesses to fit that "mold" and even tweeking the development code to suit the theme.
Would this work for where I live or would it be something that has to be handled with kid gloves?
What do you all think?