Mason County and the Economic Development Council of Mason County are asking for the public’s input on updates to the County’s Comprehensive Plan and the Economic Development Element in the Comp Plan.
The plan was last updated in 2005 and County staff is currently in the process of completing a full update (visit Mason County 2036 for more information). As part of that broader effort, the EDC and County staff have partnered to update the Economic Development Element. This updated element will help identify strategic goals to grow and diversify the local economy while supporting a high quality of life. These strategies will be consistent with the unique characteristics of Mason County, including its abundance of small businesses in rural areas and key commercial centers in Shelton, Belfair and Allyn.
To ground this work in local priorities, the Mason County EDC is conducting public outreach focused on gathering feedback from a broad spectrum of businesses owners, employees and residents. This feedback serves in addition to the County’s other public outreach for the comprehensive plan update. The comments collected through this website, masoncounty.cai-engage.com, will be leveraged to identify goals and strategies for economic development and ensure that the Economic Development Element of the Comprehensive Plan reflects local priorities, goals and initiatives.
In short, the EDC wants to hear from you and learn about your ideas for economic development in Mason County.