INDUSTRY: Economic development team retreats to consider strategyMayor Bruce Hagen and key stakeholders met March 16 for a retreat to map out strategic plans for the Superior Economic Development Team.
Mayor Bruce Hagen and key stakeholders met March 16 for a retreat to map out strategic plans for the Superior Economic Development Team.
Organizations such as the city, county, Chamber, Development Association, Business Improvement District (BID), Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC), UW-Extension, and Superior Water, Light, and Power attended the retreat.
“We have been experiencing amazing recent economic development opportunities in our community,” Hagen said. “We have a great team that works very well together and has been assertively pursuing new businesses, while not losing site in the importance of sustaining and improving the relationship with existing businesses.”
The team gave thoughtful consideration at its recent retreat to identify its mission and values. In addition, in an effort to keep the size of the Economic Development Team to a manageable size, the group agreed on essential core members.
They include the mayor, county board chairman, city planning director, city finance director, county administrator, the Chamber, BID, Development Association, and designees appointed by the mayor.
According to Hagen, “subcommittees/strategic teams are now formed to address key issues associated with the growing economic development opportunities,” which include business development and retention, educational and occupational resources, and housing.
The above strategic teams will bring together all the available resources to ensure a positive atmosphere for successful economic development at all levels.
Many individuals and community organizations —public and private — will be tapped into as resources.
“We will continue to work together on behalf of our citizens to brand Superior/Douglas County as a great place to live, work and do business,” Hagen said.