Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FCDC Holds Strategic Planning Session

Back L-R Don Bristol, Bart Brinkman, Patt Lentfer, Shari Michl, Mary Johnson
Front L-R Joe Shanle, Karla Jacobson, Ann Janksy

FCDC Holds Strategic Planning Session

The Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) held a strategic planning session on June 15th in Exeter.  FCDC Board members as well as school administrators, chairmen of the village boards, chairman of the county supervisors, and the Geneva mayor and city administrator were invited to attend.

Cheryl Brandenburgh, an economic development manager from Black Hills Energy, was the facilitator for the session.  After hearing about many of the successes in the county Brandenburgh stated this group has moved beyond traditional economic development to growing to what is truly need in Fillmore County.

The group realizes Fillmore County is not immune to challenges faced by many rural counties: population decline, workforce shortages, business transition succession, and limited quality housing stock and daycare facilities.  Their goals and work plan will continue to address these challenges. 

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