STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY
FACILITATE A STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY THAT SUPPORTS SUSTAINABLE, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES AND ENHANCES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ITS CITIZENS...
Creating and retaining a strong local economy is essential to the success of a community. A strong local economy is based not only on the number of employment opportunities, but the types of and quality of jobs made available. A local economy is significantly strengthened by the amount of money coming into the economy from outside the local area, and the availability of high-wage jobs as provided by its primary industries. Generating new employment opportunities at higher than average prevailing wage rates creates demand for additional business services such as retail operations. It is important that the County support job opportunities for the varying educational and skill sets within its workforce.
As a community that essentially reached build-out, redevelopment becomes the focus of the County. While redevelopment can offer challenges, the County can build on its many strengths to accommodate growth. Redevelopment should address urban design and land use patterns that support the local economy and quality communities that support the workforce.