Ensuring long-term success demands long-term and holistic planning. The Comprehensive Economic Strategy is a data-informed roadmap for the County’s key business vitality, talent, creative economies, and placemaking needs with a 10-year time horizon with a 4-year implementation timeline that will help the County advance its economic vitality.
From the outset of this project, the County Executive recognized the need for cross-departmental and cross-sectoral engagement in order for the plan to truly address the County’s needs. It will require effort from across county government, as well as business, non-profit, and civic leaders.
The strategic plan represents the first time that 10 county government offices and departments with a stake in economic development have come together to plan for the County’s economic future. The strategic plan benefits from the input of a broad-based Community Advisory Group, consisting of business, non-profit, and community leaders to provide input to the team developing the plan. We thank the members of the CAG for their participation and invaluable input.