The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance is seeking public input on its next five-year economic development plan. The organization says the feedback will help form the Vision 2021 plan.
The Vision program aims to leverage public-private partnerships to spark economic development in Delaware County. Vision 2021 Co-Chairman Jud Fisher says, while attraction, retention and expansion of companies will "likely always be integral" to the program, this year he expects "an expanded emphasis on quality of place initiatives that make our community a desirable location for both current residents and tomorrow’s generation of innovators."
The current plan, Vision 2016, wraps up at the end of the year. It outlined goals including 2,000 committed jobs and a total capital investment of $250 million through new and expanding businesses. The organization says both goals have been exceeded.
All three meetings will be held at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. The schedule is:
Focus Group #1:
Thursday, May 12, 5:30-7:30 PM
Focus Group #2:
Friday, May 13, 8:00-10:00 AM
Focus Group Results Meeting:
Wednesday, May 25, 5:30-7:30 PM