The City of Shelton will be hosting a series of community workshops as part of the current economic development strategic planning process that will guide the city’s economic growth over the next five years. The aim of the workshops is to understand community values, build consensus, and create a shared vision for Shelton’s economic future.
Input received during the workshops will be used to guide the development of the city’s Economic Development Strategic Plan. The plan will be published later this year, and will provide specific recommendations to improve the quality of life for Shelton’s citizens by 1) creating new jobs; 2)
stimulating business growth and investment; 3) increasing the overall wealth of the community; and 4) growing the tax base, thereby providing more resources for better infrastructure and services, such as roads, utilities, parks, education, law enforcement, etc. The plan will be supported by an
implementation strategy that will outline the tools needed to effectively execute on the recommendations.
“Our objective is to find out more about what economic issues matter most to Shelton residents, and how best to work together as a community address those issues. We want to hear from as many people as possible in the community so that we are aligned around a common set of guiding principles, values, and goals,” Andy Arnes, Communications and Economic Development Officer.
The workshops will take place on Wednesday, May 9th at Mason PUD 3 (2621 East Johns Prairie Road, Shelton, WA 98584). In an effort to accommodate varying schedules, there are two different sessions to choose from at either 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM.
Please register for the upcoming workshops on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/communityworkshop-economic-development-strategic-planning-tickets-45445482662
Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will be limited only by meeting room capacity. Additional workshops may be scheduled to accommodate overflow.
Visit the Economic Development Strategic Plan project page on the city’s website to learn more: