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City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities
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City of Greenville - With Changes Comes Opportunities

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  • 1. City of Greenville “ With Change comes Opportunity”
  • 2. Greenville’s Future
  • 3. Overview for Today
    • Objective
    • Presentation of Findings
    • Next Steps
    • Implementation Elements
  • 4. Objective
  • 5. Economic Development – Making the Pie Bigger
  • 6. Economic Development – Types of Income
    • Basic Jobs – produce income from outside the community – e.g. mfg.
    • Non-Basic Jobs – re-circulate the income already there – e.g. retail.
    • Transfer payments – passive income from outside – e.g. Social Security.
  • 7. Existing Conditions
    • Phase I
    • Findings
  • 8. In a global knowledge-based economy, what are Greenville’s Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, and Threats?
  • 9. Strengths
    • Community Collaboration
    • Hospital/Healthcare
    • Rural, not isolated
    • Workforce Availability
    • Proximity to Lansing and Grand Rapids
  • 10. Challenges
    • Transportation Infrastructure
    • Lack of High-tech Degree Workforce
    • Michigan Economics
    • Lack of Public Transportation
    • Cost of doing Business in Michigan/Greenville
  • 11. Opportunities
    • Lansing & Grand Rapids
    • Convince people what they need is in Greenville
    • Availability of Resources
    • Connection to medical development in Grand Rapids
    • Target industries that don't rely on transportation issues
  • 12. Threats
    • Proximity to Grand Rapids
    • Regional Competition
    • Lack of Trained Workforce
    • Entitlement Mentality
    • Families in Need
  • 13. Targeted Industries
    • Food Processing
    • Back Office
    • Medical Life Sciences
    • Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
    • Plastics & Metals Production Technology
  • 14. Next Steps
    • Target Marketing
  • 15. Going Fishin’
    • Why Go Fishing in the First Place?
    • What Fishing Gear Do I Need?
    • What Kind of Fish am I Fishing For?
    • What Fish are Biting?
    • What Causes Fish to Bite?
  • 16. Going Fishin’ (Con’t)
    • When to Go Fishing?
    • Where are the Fish Biting?
    • What Bait to Use?
    • Who Should I Take Fishing?
  • 17. Phase II
    • Target Industry Profiling
    • Lead Development
    • Lead Qualification
  • 18. Implementation Elements
    • Recommendations
  • 19. Strategies
    • Use MCC & M-TEC as catalysts
    • Workforce Knowledge Inventory
    • Partner with the Right Place Organization
    • Develop Entrepreneurs
    • Leverage Hospital
  • 20. Strategies (Con’t)
    • Promote Tourism
    • Engage Youth
    • Modify Website
    • First Contact Training
    • Renovate Airport
  • 21. Leadership – Consensus
  • 22. Discussion
    • Dean Whittaker, President
      • dean.whittaker@whittakerassociates.com
    • Joel Burgess, Vice President Economic Development Services
      • [email_address]
    • Tammy Hart, Account Manager
      • [email_address]
      • 44 East 8 th Street, Suite 420
      • Holland, MI 49423
      • 616-396-4500
  • 23.
    • Thank You

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