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Economic Development

 

Goal:

 

Foster an environment in which small and large businesses thrive, jobs are created, redevelopment continues, tourism continues to grow and businesses locate in the community:

I.

Short Term

  A. Identify redevelopment strategy for Fairfax.
  B. Develop a strategy to attract "white collar" and technology/google related business opportunities in Wyandotte County.
  C. Market new NRA policy regarding the focus on small businesses and all available tools.
  D. Create a website presence that outlines all available incentives for small and large businesses and retail, commercial, industrial and residential developments.
  E. Evaluate revolving loan fund policies to promote more use.

II.

Long Term

  A. Develop a commercial component for the land bank to foster business development in addition to housing development.
  B. SRe-evaluate the role of local/minority/women business and prevailing wage regarding smaller projects to determine whether such a requirement affects their ability to succeed.
  C. Define the Unified Government's role in business incubator, focusing on financial incentives, business support, partnerships with educational institutions and funding.
  D. Create an economic development policy that has long-term/sustainable components that extend beyond abatement periods.

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