1. Strengthen collaboration and mutual support through promotion of the Strategic Plan within Roscommon County.
A. Schedule two RCEDC Economic/Outlooks Events annually:One Event with outside Presenter or Presenters focusing on economic opportunities, issues and trends relevant to Roscommon County;The second Event will focus on celebrating our townships’ and communities’ accomplishments and bright economic future, while sharing their individual success stories and plans for the months and years ahead.
B. Schedule RCEDC board members or staff to visit County communities and townships on an annual basis to share, promote and provide progress reports regarding the Strategic Plan, and to encourage complementary efforts at the local level.
C.Monitor and update the Strategic Plan as needed for consistency with the complementary Northeast Michigan Regional Prosperity Initiative and other Region 3 and EMCOG plans and programs.
DCreate Strategic Plan for RCEDC Marketing Committee.
E.Collaborate with local partners to assist those seeking housing and commercial space.
2. Expand utilization of Michigan’s Other Great Lakes
A.. Update and improve RCEDC web site, establish an active social media program, and strengthen printed materials and special events to expand and improve content, consistency, reach and effectiveness of our promotional efforts, web presence and branding.
B. Improve connectivity and collaboration of RCEDC brand messaging with the State’s Pure Michigan campaign and complementary RPI Region 3 programs.
C. Prepare applications for non-motorized trails expansion, i.e. Iron-Belle Trail for Statewide marketing.
D. Establish and promote a Sponsored “You Tube” Channel for Michigan’s Other Great Lakes.
E. Pursue expanded and improved broadband connectivity.
3. Utilize new Revolving Loan Fund.
A. Develop program awareness and encourage applications.
Research funding partnerships.
- Private Donations
C. Loan out at least half of the available funds by next year.
D. Develop and implement a plan to commit all funds in the next 5 years.
E. Look for and support the highest impact projects