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  1. #1
    May 2006
    Islamorada, FL

    Economic development policies

    Howdy -

    We are working on a "report card" for our Comprehensive Plan, and we need to include some policies related to encouraging economic development and contributing to a diversified regional economy. Does anyone have any broad language from their comp or general plan which would speak to this?

    Keep in mind that there is NOTHING on this in our comp plan now.

  2. #2
    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
    Aug 2001
    The Cheese State
    The way to start would be to assess your overall goals as a community.

    An older community trying to preserve neighborhoods? Invest in revitalization of downtown and neighborhood commercial districts.

    Home-grown businesses? Entrepreneurial programs.

    Promote moderate, smart growth? Planned business parks and districts.

    You get the picture.
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  3. #3
    Aug 2007
    Austin, TX

    Advice from an ED Consultant

    I check into Cyburbia often to see if there is any free advice that I can give.

    Your post is interesting to only because it is a unique service offering.

    To answer your question on point, you can hire a third party to A) conduct an overall report card based on established goals or specific economic development goals, or B) engage the community in economic development priorities.

    I hope that helps you. I am sure an outside consultant would lend considerable credibility to your efforts and would be cost sensitive.

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