L-R Ken Lemke, Brian Williams, FCDC Board Members and other community participants.
FCDC Holds Strategic Planning Session
Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) held a strategic planning session on June 18th. Board members and several community members attended the meeting.
The FCDC Board invited Ken Lemke, an economist with the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), to present the “Target Industries Review” that he prepared for Fillmore County along with the “Economic and Demographic Trends for Geneva and Fillmore County and the Surrounding Area”. The information on recent and projected labor force, workforce, and industry trends plus data on occupational and industry wages was used to identify the relative strengths and importance of existing industries and occupations in the study area.
This information was to help identify possible drivers of the area economy and to be used as a part of a process to identify industry for future retention, expansion and possible recruitment efforts. The quotient analysis grouped five broad industry groups: Construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, and finance and insurance as possible targets.
Anyone wanting more information can get a copy of the Economic & Demographic Trends study at www.fillmorecountydevelopment.org or call or email the FCDC office.