Do you have a capital improvement plan?
Do you know where to find it? Talk to your city or check out their website for more information.
Once your plan is in place, what is your role in executing the plan?
It is important to get the right people, such as businesses, elected officials, and other key community stakeholders, to the tables for these discussions.
Your role as an economic developer is informing stakeholders of business growth strategies. From business parks to sufficient water lines for housing, amenities like swimming pools, and other community needs, you have the ability to influence these plans to make your community be proactive instead of reactive and stand out among others.
If you don't have one - Planning districts are also able to help with the creation of plans. If you or your community are looking for help, reach out to them. Find information on your local planning district here: https://sdgoed.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/PlanningDistrict-RegionMap.pdf