Why you should care about the County Economic Vitality Strategy
by Robert Singleton
The County of Santa Cruz has released its draft Economic Vitality Strategy (EVS) for public comment. The due date for comments is July 7th.
Here’s why you should care:
- This plan will affect your business and your job. Whether you work for a large company or a small company, in health, agriculture, education or technology, the Economic Vitality Strategy attempts to create success for all businesses in the County. If there are pain point or things that are holding your business back, the EVS is an opportunity to see them addressed. The EVS also addresses potential improvements to public infrastructure, such as our transportation system, and the future expansion of broadband internet access.
- The County Board of Supervisors doesn’t consider economic policy everyday. Most of their time is consumed by detail oriented tasks, making this a rare opportunity to consider more significant action on broader economic trends. The last major economic plan considered, entitled “County of Santa Cruz Economic Development Action Plan”, was released 20 years ago and contains many of the same recommendations found in this most recent EVS.
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