Growth and economic development in cashton 10 22-2012 final

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Growth and economic development in cashton 10 22-2012 final

  1. 1. Growth and EconomicDevelopment in Cashton October 23, 2012 Cashton Public Schools Informational Meeting
  2. 2. Growth and Development inCashton Population Growth Tax Valuation Growth Economic Impact of Healthcare Development
  3. 3. Population Growth
  4. 4. Tax Valuation Growth $120,000,000 Tax Valuation Growth 2001 to 2010: Cashton = 134% Wilton = 85% Westby = 59% $100,000,000 Coon Valley = 56% Norwalk = 14% $80,000,000Tax Valuation $60,000,000 $40,000,000 $20,000,000 $0 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Year Source: WI Dept. of Revenue Westby Cashton Coon Valley Wilton Norwalk
  5. 5. Economic Development What is economic development?  Attracting businesses into the community  Job creation  Growth of the local/regional economy: bringing outside money into the community for a net gain  New construction and renovation that adds value to the community
  6. 6. Economic Impact ofHealthcare Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center was founded in 1994. In 2011, 7,570 patients were served in 24,252 office visits (SBCHC, 2011). In 2009, Scenic Bluffs had an overall economic impact of $5.3 million to the local economy (Capital Link, Inc., 2010).  Major employer: 50+ employees  Purchaser of goods and services from local businesses  Attracts investment in the community
  7. 7. Preparation for Development Cashton has made infrastructure improvements and is prepared for development.  Water Capacity: capacity available for growth with 500,000 gallons of elevated storage (similar to Viroqua)  Sewer Capacity: facility has not reached half of its capacity  Electrical Capacity: substation has capacity for growth  Back-up generation is close to maximized, but we are one of the few communities of our size that have back-up generation capability. Developments being implemented or discussed  Technology  Housing  Organic Valley
  8. 8. Technology and HousingDevelopments Fiber-optics  CenturyLink and Vernon Communications both upgrading media lines Proposed housing development  $3.6 million dollar initiative  24 units  $135,000 - $150,000/unit
  9. 9. Organic Valley – CompletedDevelopments Cashton Site Development Program  120-acre site  Program includes several large capital projects that are complete, in progress or are being discussed to be undertaken in the future Cashton Distribution Center completed in 2007  Largest capital project in OV history  83,000 square feet Wind Turbines completed in June 2012  Joint venture between OV and Gundersen  Each turbine to produce 6M KWh annually: enough to offset the power needs of 600 average homes
  10. 10. Organic Valley – In Progressand Future Developments Cashton Distribution Center Expansion  Construction began: July 2012  Estimated completion: May 2013  Dock expansion and “standard” storage space addition to increase throughput and reduce congestion in the warehouse  38,000 square feet added to the existing DC  DC square footage with completed addition = 121,000 square feet Cashton Office Building  Estimated construction start date: April 2013  Office space for 250 employees: some transitional, not necessarily all incremental to current employee base Cashton Dairy Plant/Processing Facility  In discussion
  11. 11. PerspectiveWikipedia – “an approximate representation on a flat surface of an image as seen by the eye.” Room for interpretation View of Cashton, developments Proactive vs. Reactive
  12. 12. Changes Obvious – structural  Organic Valley  Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center  Wind Turbines Less obvious – infrastructural  Cellular service  Fiber optics
  13. 13. Changes continued Less obvious – organizational  Partnerships  Scenic Bluffs w/ schools  Village w/ schools  Library w/ schools  Educational Opportunities  CCLC  Weekly play group  Summer school
  14. 14. Constants Cashton Public Schools Village of Cashton Sense of pride and community
  15. 15. Community Schools bring the community together – bonds the community through extra curricular activities, through the cardio lab, through academics Cashton school district is more than the Village of Cashton – townships, open enrollment Student population is evolving Community drives the bus
  16. 16. Summary Cashton has been growing. Cashton has made infrastructure improvements and is positioned for more development. Cashton has opportunities for future development and growth.

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