Implementation & measurement

Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough, AK – Economic Development Strategic Plan

Challenge Situated in South Central Alaska, Mat-Su Borough covers an expansive area totaling nearly 25,000 square miles. Since 1970, Mat-Su has experienced explosive population growth, driven largely by Anchorage residents drawn to its more affordable housing options and appealing lifestyle. The associated residential construction surge resulted in haphazard growth patterns […]

Bismarck-Mandan Development Association (ND) – Target Industry Analysis

Challenge Due to the oil boom in the Bakken region of North Dakota, the Bismarck-Mandan region was the location of choice for engineering companies, oil field support services, and other business services related to oil and gas exploration. However, in the face of low oil prices and a slowing of

Christian County, MO/Cities of Nixa & Ozark – Economic Development Strategic Plan

Challenge Led by the Cities of Nixa and Ozark, Christian County grew almost 43 percent between 2000 and 2010, outpacing the rest of the region. Excellent education opportunities, good value housing, and high quality of life made North Christian County a destination for young families in the Springfield metropolitan area.

Blaine County, ID – Countywide Economic Development Strategy

Challenge Blaine County, Idaho, experienced a dramatic increase in the cost of land and housing in the years leading up to the 2007–2008 recession. Although the county’s rising costs were, in part, a reflection of the increase in speculative construction seen nationally at the time, conditions in the region were

Killeen, TX (Fort Hood region) – Economic Diversification Strategy

Challenge For over 60 years, economic development in the area surrounding Killeen, Texas, has been strongly influenced by the growth and expansion of Fort Hood, the largest active duty armored installation in the US Armed Services. Cities in the region have benefited economically, socially, and culturally from the thousands of

Lewis County Economic Development Council (WA) – Economic Development Strategic Plan

Challenge In early 2016, the Lewis Economic Development Council (Lewis EDC) began the process of developing a strategic plan to guide the organization’s short, medium, and long-range economic development activities. Funded under the US Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative, the plan

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