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2012 annual board mtg bob

  1. 1. Working Together for a Better Tomorrow NCDC 2012 Annual Meeting The Spa at the Norwich Inn January 26, 2012
  2. 2. Worst Economic Times in US History“We are not going to see any notable economic development activity anywhere in the northeast in the next few years. That is actually good for Norwich. We can and must be using this time to prepare Norwich and the region for the day the market returns. We can be ready to capture our piece of the pie!” Robert Mills Fall 2008 GNACC Update
  3. 3. The Evidence Indicates…It’s Working
  4. 4. Logical Approach- “Working Together”• The “City” of Norwich• Nobody can do it alone• “It takes a Village”• Requires Clear Roles and Responsibilities• Teamwork is hard
  5. 5. This Community…• Should Be Proud of Progress• Not in Buildings• Rather the Prospect of Teaming
  6. 6. 2011 Progress 1 Community NCDC• POCD Update • ITC Construction• Vibrant Communities • Downtown Programs• Rock the Docks • Business Attraction• Farmer’s Market • Business Retention• Numerous Festivals • Business Park• Uncas Leap • Economic Dashboard• Downtown Plan • Council Orientation
  7. 7. 2011 Progress 2 Community NCDC• Marina Ownership • New Quality Staff• Norwichtown Mall • Financial Audit• Zombie Movie • 990 Filing• CEDS • Policies & Procedures• Community Policing • Facebook Presence• 2010 Pop- 40,493• Moody’s Aa2 Rating• CT Tigers
  8. 8. 2011 Progress 3 Community NCDC• Mayor’s Forum• Reid & Hughes Cmte• Brownfield Grant Aps
  9. 9. Current NCDC Activities
  10. 10. NCDC Web Page Views Are Holding Steady Working On A Plan To Refresh Our Look Number of Visits Direct Traffic Referring Sites askncdc.com askncdc.com askncdc.com 900 60% 350 800 50% 300 700 40% 250 600 500 200 30% 400 150 300 20% 100 200 10% 100 50 0 0% 0 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 Time on Site Average Page Views Bounce Rate askncdc.com askncdc.com askncdc.com0:05:02 6.0 40%0:04:19 35% 5.0 30%0:03:36 4.0 25%0:02:53 3.0 20%0:02:10 15% 2.00:01:26 10%0:00:43 1.0 5%0:00:00 - 0% 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011
  11. 11. Social Media Since July 2011 • 104 People Liked Us • 37,023 Viewed Posts • 386 Comments • 21 Daily Active Users (Avg)
  12. 12. Weekly Updates Will Be Posted on Askncdc.com DOWNTOWN PROGRAMS SUMMARY STATUS W/E 01/21/12 Total Program Inquiries 27 Applications Denied/Withdrawn 3 Unlikely to proceed 9 Active Applications 15 Status of Active Applications *does not total: multiple requests with various status Applicant working on application(s) 8 Outstanding business/project plan info 1 In NCDC review 2 Returned to applicant for additional information 3 In Evaluation Committee Review 1 Forwarded to CEDF as applicable 1 Approved 0 Requests by Program *could be multiple programs/request Loans Lease Rebate Code Correction Denied/Withdrawn 0 2 3 Unlikely to proceed 2 9 7 Active 6 0 0 Approved 0 0 0 Awarded $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
  13. 13. Salesforce.com Contact Relationship Management Tool• Managing Important Contacts & Information – Contact Information – Opportunities – Jobs Created or Retained – Space Needed – Utility Usage (est.) – Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Impacts (est.) – Downtown Revitalization Program Use – Use of Other Incentives
  14. 14. Keynote Speaker
  15. 15. Jason Vincent• Planimetrics – Avon, CT• Planning, Zoning & Development Consultants• Works around Northeast• Firm created the Norwich 2003 Plan of Conservation and Development• Doing Norwich 2013 POCD Update• Knows the Community Strengths and Weaknesses and is Still…• Community’s #1 Advocate and Fan
  16. 16. Special Guest Speaker
  17. 17. Jim O’Shea• Achievement Unlimited – Norwich, CT• Consultant Specializing in- – Strategic Planning – Leadership Development – Employee and Staff Skill Development – Strategic Selling• Will be leading NCDC board retreat this spring• Will facilitate updating NCDC Strategic Plan
  18. 18. Final Thoughts…

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