Vision Themes 2025

Themes


At each table participants were asked to share their vision statements and identify common themes from the individual statements. The results from each individual table follow:
  • Economy
    • Raise incomes
    • Renewable energy based
  • Development
    • Local government centralized
    • Public transportation
    • Regional centers
    • Technology
  • Environment
    • Preservation
    • Recycle
    • Responsible housing development

Table 1


  • Northwood and Lakes have been preserved
  • Senior opportunities have been realized
  • Business - expanded to reflect outdoor (nature) activities
  • an oasis in an urbanized world
  • A red lobster
  • Comparable wages and benefits
  • Hayward "Packers," Winter "Vikings"

Table 2


  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Jobs (to retain youth)
  • Tourism (Expand short stay recreational options)
  • Senior campus
    • Assisted living
    • Nursing home
    • Clinic (healthcare)
    • Education
    • Environmentally appealing (lake, forest land, etc.)

Table 3


  • Expanded recreational trails
  • Preserve natural resources
  • Implement county plan
  • Quality of life
    • Jobs
    • Education
    • Health care
    • Communication
    • Housing
      • Senior
      • Affordable
    • Goods and services
    • Technology

Table 4


  • Good demographic mix of population and political leadership
  • Achieve economic stability w / good jobs offering good benefits
  • Active, thriving main street throughout Sawyer County

Table 5


  • Natural beauty preserved
  • More high-paying, white collar jobs
  • Clustered land planning both residential and industrial
  • All wires buried

Table 6


  • Lakeside senior campus with green space and education opportunities
  • Increased public transportation
  • Affordable housing
  • Public parks and recreation
  • More campgrounds
  • Year round destination
  • Internet/communication jobs
  • Angel network
  • Preserve our lakes and streams

Table 7


  • Access and preservation of natural resources
  • Affordable (green) housing - assisted living
  • Educational - Quality job training to meet changing needs
  • Tap into human resources

Table 8


  • Adequate health care and education/housing
  • Diversity of small business
  • Public/private partnerships with incentives
  • Pristine environment
    • Responsible growth
    • Retain forests - sustainable harvest

Table 9


  • Improved quality of our natural resources
  • Improved services of education and health care (4 year college)
  • Job opportunities with good wages to attract our local graduates
  • Better transportation (i.e. Solar trains)
  • Better technology usage
  • Mentoring programs for all ages
  • Developing entrepreneur skills
  • Recreational housing/services maintained/improved

Table 10


  • A destination year-round for activities based upon our rich natural resources and cultural heritage
  • Maintain balance between environmental preservation and economic growth

Table 11


  • Sustainability and expansion of local jobs (be progressive)
  • Livable wages
  • Family oriented focus
  • Creative venues - Technology while maintaining the natural environment
  • Core manufacturing nodes in county
    • Hayward area
    • LCO area
    • Winter area
    • Public facilities to sustain growth

Table 12


  • Improve collaborations between all governments in the region (tribal, county, town, etc.)
  • Affordable housing
  • Better employment opportunities with benefits
  • Protect our natural resources and our unique religious communities

Table 13


  • Improve infrastructure for elders
  • Research opportunities for technology industries
  • Maintain balance between economic development and natural resources
  • Preserve but more fully utilize important public land assets including second to none recreational trail systems.

Table 14


  • Implemented smart growth plan
  • Funding/support (incubation) for development of small business
  • A real world class destination

Table 15


  • International events
  • Quality culture - library, theater, festivals
  • Academic campus for sustainable development - 4 year college
  • Maintain rural environment - dark skies
  • Less government