The Grand Vision, a long term land use and planning project created by the citizens of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Wexford Counties will hold the first preview of “The Roadmap to Regional Prosperity” on May 19th at the State Theater in Traverse City from 6:30-8:30 PM. At the event leaders of the effort walk through the past, present and focus on future implementation strategies
This final Grand Vision document offers specific ways that folks can get more actively involved in helping to make positive change in the region.
In late February the Grand Vision Coordinating Group approved in concept a new structure for taking action on the principles of the Vision. The proposal recognizes “working groups” comprised of representatives from public, private and non-profit organizations that commit to actively develop new policies or funding proposals that will advance the Grand Vision. The working groups will roughly follow the issue areas identified within the draft Grand Vision document.
A common theme among each of the working groups is jobs and the economy. Doug Luciani, President and CEO of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce emphasized this point. “There is no better time than right now to take a serious look at integrating the concepts of the Grand Vision with job growth. It is a top priority across the board, and these new working groups will form an alliance that will drive the job growth and economic stability our region needs for a healthy future.”
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