Public forum March 7 on Polk’s economic development

Published 6:07 pm Thursday, February 23, 2012

An informational public forum sponsored by the Polk County Economic and Tourism Development Commission (EDTC) has been scheduled for March 7 to share the commission’s projects as well as to solicit input from Polk County residents on economic development. The forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Womack Building in Columbus.
The meeting will offer a brief overview of Polk County’s current local economy, including its strengths and weaknesses, as well an overview of the activities involved in a long-term strategic plan. EDTC committees (economic development, travel and tourism and technology) will report on their agendas for the county’s economic development plan.
The most important aspect of the public forum is to allow residents to provide their own perspective on economic development.
“It is critical that we get citizen opinions on economic issues. We also want attendees to reflect the diversity of our economy and our population,” said Craig Hilton, chairman of the Polk County ETDC.
This is the first of two public forums planned; the second is slated for late summer.
– article submitted
by Libbie Johnson

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