Economic Summit Visioning

Visioning


Participants were asked to identify elements that they would like to change, preserve, and create. These were recorded onto flip charts.

Change, Preserve & Create


  • Address birth/death ratio
  • Affordable housing
  • Aid development of small business
  • Better jobs with benefits
  • Bicycle/walking trails
  • Build on human capital of retirement population
  • C - affordable housing
  • C - Balance between beauty and business
  • C - Good jobs in the area
  • C - Industries that add value to the environment
  • C - lower crime
  • C - Plan to preserve natural resources
  • C - Services for the elderly
  • C - Use historical sites
  • C - Volunteer work opportunities
  • Ch - Increase communication and single point of contact for economic development, training employees and employers
  • Ch - Senior friendly
  • Change - have smoking bans
  • Change - more consistent planning throughout county
  • Change - NIMBY mentality
  • Change - streamline local government
  • Change atmosphere of 3 sections of county
  • Consistency in enforcement of zoning/etc. Regulations and ordinances
  • Create - jobs, raising average income
  • Create greater expansion postsecondary opportunities, LCOOCC
  • Create model similar to Grameen bank for financial crisis
  • Create more access for handicapped/elderly to local recreational resources
  • Create opportunities for entrepreneurs
  • Create political atmosphere to retain young people in county
  • Create year-round jobs
  • Create/support local businesses by providing peripheral services
  • Development area for second homes - plan for it environmentally and economically
  • Diversify economic base
  • Do something to help seniors become more productive to/in the area, study what they need
  • Ease distance between have's and have nots
  • Eat more healthy way
  • Educate workforce/train attitude of workforce
  • Education to 4 yr college in area.
  • Encourage companies to become employee owned
  • Establish business incubators
  • Expand parks and recreation
  • Greenspace, access to natural resources
  • Health care and retirement benefits of employee
  • Improve adult education
  • Improve communications infrastructure, e.g. Broadband
  • Keep youth in area
  • Library
  • Make a plan for industry - we want to preserve environment of area
  • Make whole county more welcoming feel for tourism
  • Market area as retirement community
  • Mentoring programs linking skilled people in area with those wanting to develop skills
  • Natural rustic look places - don't develop
  • Nursing home campus (lake environment)
  • P - Balance of diversity between communities
  • P - Natural Resources
  • P - Peace and Quiet
  • P - Recreational Infrastructure
  • Pay scales - increase wages
  • Pr - Wildlife
  • Preserve fine restaurants, festivals, etc. - quality of life
  • Preserve lake environment
  • Preserve northwoods/small town atmosphere and lakes
  • Preserve positive spirit
  • Recreation opportunities (preserve, change, create)
  • Resort Industry
  • Retain residents
  • Reverse loss of agriculture
  • Rural atmosphere
  • Sustainable/non-polluting business diversification
  • Transportation solutions
  • Upgrade recreational offerings
  • Wages match housing market