BCEDA 2003 Activities and Operational Plan


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BCEDA 2003 Activities and Operational Plan

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