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    • BCEDA 2003 Activities and Operational Plan
    • Core Values and Focus
      • Job Creation.
      • Capital Investment.
      • Sites/Building Development.
      • Infrastructure Development.
      • High Wage, Quality, Full-Time Jobs.
      • Lean Administration.
    • Goals for 2003
      • Announced Start-Ups, Expansions and Retentions, and New Businesses: 40
      • Announced Jobs: 1,000
      • Announced Capital Investment:
      • $70 million
      • Announced Grants and Training Assistance:
      • $5 million
    • Business Development Target Visits
        • Visit ADO in Montgomery Once a Month.
        • Visit Utilities Each Quarter.
        • Attend Corenet Periodic Chapter Conferences in Atlanta (Attending Annual Meeting in Atlanta during Oct).
        • Visit Selected Site Selection Consultants in Dallas and Atlanta.
        • Piggy-Back Existing Industry Headquarters Visits with Prospecting Trips in that Geographic Area When Possible.
    • Business Development FAM Tours
      • Partner with Baldwin EMC and Coordinate Consultant/Prospect FAM Tour in Coordination with Shrimp Festival.
      • Perform Allies Tour to Allies with Region 8 Partners.
      • Provide Personal Tours of Buildings and Sites.
      • Invite Selected Allies to Investor Sponsored Events such as Dove Shoots, Mardi Gras, Polo at the Point.
    • Business Development Trade Shows
      • Construction Specification Institute
      • Attend NBAA Show in Orlando (October)
      • Attend NPE Show (Plastics) - Chicago with SWAEDA
      • Show Reviews: Software Execs - TBA; Call Center Show-New Orleans
    • Business Development Tourism/Business Traveler /Man. Reps Marketing
      • Print Posters and Place Them in Strategic Locations Before Summer Season.
      • Print New Brochures and Folders.
      • Develop New TV Ad, Place Before Summer Season.
      • Research Boat Owners Records.
      • Develop List and and Perform Direct Mail - Target Ono Island Residents.
      • Invite Manufacturers Reps. to Briefing and Lunch.
      • Perform Direct Mail to USA Alumni.
    • Business Development Target Industries
      • Continue Targeting Efforts in Aerospace, Distribution, Information Technology (software and call centers), and Electronics Sectors.
      • Include other Industries such as Construction Products and Automobile Suppliers, Medical Care and Medical Technology.
      • Develop and Update Targeted Fact Books on these Industries.
      • Perform Direct Mail to Selected Firms on DCG Corplan List and Other Strategic Lists.
    • Business Development Website/Materials Development
      • Continue to Update Website and Provide More Interactive Tools.
      • Add Industrial/Technology Directory to Website.
      • Review and Connect Link of Appropriate Companies and Organizations.
      • Improve Request for Proposals (RFP) Response Time.
      • Complete National Data Standard and Development Alliance Database.
    • Business Development
      • Business Incubator
      • Submit USDA Grant to Fund Operations of Incubator.
      • Admit 12 New Companies.
      • Finance 5 New Companies.
      • Revolving Loan Fund
      • Revise Loan Policies.
      • Consider Outsourcing Management of Fund to Outside Firm.
      • Capital Formation
      • Have Reception for Seed/Venture Investors.
      • Explore Idea of Creating Baldwin County Seed Capital Fund.
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • Continue Responding to Mobile FTZ Corp. Until Process Is Complete.
    • Community Development Business/Industrial Park Development, Site Diligence
      • Encourage Master Plan for Barin Field and Development of Technology Park on Part of Site.
      • Continue to Provide Technical Assistance to Bay Minette With Master Plan of Airport Site and Encourage All Bay Minette to Engage in Environmental, Archeological Studies of Site.
      • Continue to Provide Technical Assistance and Support for Acquisition of Park Sites for Daphne, Summerdale, Orange Beach, Fairhope and Elberta.
      • Explore Options for Developing a Public-Private Technology Research Park.
      • Identify Super Sites of 2,000 Acres or More for Large Projects.
      • Develop Two Shell Buildings Over 20,000 Sq. Ft. in Baldwin County.
      • Continue to Develop Financing Options for Gulf Shores Shell Building.
      • Continue Efforts to Develop 50,000 Sq. Ft. Shell Building in Bay Minette.
      • Explore Opportunities for Funding/Development of High-Tension Polymer Hangers at Airport.
      • Encourage Development of Class A and B Office Buildings and Parks.
      Community Development Speculative/Shell Buildings
    • Community Development Economic Development and Infrastructure Planning
      • Assist in the Implementation of Economic Development Plans in Daphne, Bay Minette, Loxley, Fairhope, Elberta and Summerdale.
      • Assist Other Cities to Develop Economic Development Plans If Desired.
      • Provide Technical Assistance and Support to IT Telecom Committee to Enhance Fiber Optic Service.
    • Community Development Development Standards and Smart Growth
      • Assist Cities/Communities With Development of Quality Standards and Covenants for Industrial and Office Properties.
      • Collaborate With Interested Cities, and Regions to Promote Smart Growth Principles Such as the Development Cluster.
        • Example: Partner with South Baldwin Chamber on Smart Growth Seminar on June 30 in South Baldwin
    • Community Development Affordable Housing
      • Continue to Be Involved in Affordable Housing Task Force Efforts, but Spin-off Major Responsibility to Another Organization.
      • Host Lunch to Educate Mayors, and County Commission on Needs Assessment Findings.
      • Help Task Force Explore Opportunities for Development of Community Development Corporation Seeking CHODO Status.
    • Community Development Miscellaneous
      • Continue to Be Involved in Public Transit Coalition, School System, and Higher Education Planning.
      • Monitor Highway Projects and Encourage Engineering and Development of Highways.
      • Member of BCEDA Staff to Attend County Environmental Council Meetings.
      • Encourage Designation of Sites for Appropriate Usage, Such As Industrial Office or Other Commercial Uses.
    • Community Development
      • Air Service
      • Encourage and Support Airport Authorities to Position Themselves for Increasing Service or Establishing Commuter Service.
        • Commuter Service: Gulf Shores, Foley (Barin Field), and/or Fairhope
      • Regional Economic Dev. Planning
      • Coordinate with SARPC for Region 8 (Mobile, Escambia, Baldwin).
      • Start Regional Industrial Dev. Board (Honda).
      • Envision Coastal AL: Provide Technical Assistance.
    • Existing Business and Workforce Development Technical Assistance
      • Focus More on Expansion.
      • Reduce Time Spent On Non-Expansion Activities.
      • Activities Focus : Incentive and Grant Administration, Financial Packaging, Site Selection Assistance, Technology Transfer, Workforce Recruitment, and Training (AIDT, WIA, ATN).
      • Market Technical Assistance Services by E-mail and Direct Mail.
    • Existing Business and Workforce Development Existing Business Survey and and Visitation Program
      • Determine Red Flags, Problems, and Opportunities.
      • Partner with Chambers, IDB’s and USA.
      • Possible Support from State.
      • Industries: Man., Dist., Technology and Transportation Headquarters.
      • Special Database Development Needed
      • Web-Based Survey May be Used.
    • Existing Business and Workforce Development
      • Workforce Recruitment and Skills
      • Continue Hosting Jobs Website, Advertise in Paper/Billboard at HR Functions.
      • Host Job Fair in October, Be Involved in SARPC Job Fair in May.
      • Coordinate Incumbent Worker Skills Grant Development.
      • Continue Work to Develop Resource guide of Available Workforce Development/Skills Resources.
    • Existing Business and Workforce Development Workforce Development Planning
      • Work with ADECA to Develop Regional Workforce Investment Board (WIBLET).
      • Work with Chambers, SHRM, Career Centers to Develop County Workforce Development Plan.
      • Attend Workforce Investment Board Meetings in Montgomery.
      • Assist in Strengthening Lower and Higher Education Linkages Relating to Career path Planning and Clustering.
      • Encourage Higher Education Institutions to Become More Involved in Economic Development and Expanding Curriculum and Facility Development.
    • Existing Business and Workforce Development
      • Foreign Borne Issues
      • Support Chamber efforts relative to social issues, ESL.
      • Industry Appreciation Event
        • Hold Reception/Dinner and Honor Companies that have Expanded in Baldwin County.
      • Company-Workforce Relations
      • Monitor state of Employers Organization status and Collect Appropriate Information.
      • Support Chambers efforts to Sponsor Seminar.
    • Existing Business and Workforce Development Career Education
      • Continue to Monitor and Support Academy Development.
      • Review and Publicize Merits of STC program.
      • Encourage SHRM to be Involved in Career Education.
      • Explore Development of AIDT Industry Certificate Program.
      • Encourage High School/College Internships and Apprenticeships with Employers.
    • Administration
      • Financial
      • Complete Audit.
      • Continue Cost-Cutting
      • Measures.
      • Mini-Fund Drive: Raise an Additional $40,000 to Supplement Budget.
      • Staff
      • Hire Bob Higgins as Full-Time to Work on Existing Business Issues Also.
      • Staff
      • Utilize Some of New Funds to Hire Full-time Project Manager.
      • Staff Training: LaCour-certification; Higgins-Auburn
      • Course; Lytle-ACCRA Conference.
    • Administration
      • Technology
      • Consider Purchase of New Comprehensive Integrated Software: Which Includes Accounting, Sales, Fundraising, and Database Mgt.
      • Upgrade Ram and Mother Boards on on Computers.
      • Reorganize Computer-files and Databases.
      • Board
      • Staff to Improve Reporting on Projects to Boards.
      • Schedule Board Meetings and Committee Meetings 3 Months in Advance.
      • Review and Revise By-Laws.
      • Provide Some Board Member “In Service” Training at Each Board Meeting.
    • Administration Facility
      • Explore Ideas of Purchasing Building and Starting First Physical Incubator.
      • Explore Idea of Moving Into PHI (County) Building.
    • Administration Public Relations
      • Place Press Releases in Media Outlets at Least Every 2 Weeks.
      • Provide Quarterly Newsletters.
      • Make at Least 18 Civic Club Presentations.
      • Provide Lunch and Briefing to Mayors and County Commissioners Bi-annually.
      • Hold Two Investor Briefings (may and November).
      • Place Newsworthy Materials in Chamber Newsletters.