GOALS and ACTIVITIES FY2011-2012

GOALS and ACTIVITIES FY2011-2012

(developed at Board work session March 31, 2011)

Goal:  As lead organization, UCEDC will coordinate the implementation of the Union County Economic Development Strategic Plan (2009)

Activities:

  1. Convene meeting of Strategic Plan stakeholders to determine commitment to implementation of the Plan Action Items as presented in the document.
  2. Provide staffing to the Strategic Plan Steering Committee .
  3. Prepare bi-annual written reports detailing the progress of the Plan implementation.

Goal:  As lead organization, UCEDC will develop and implement a marketing plan for the La Grande Business Park.

Activities:

  1. Coordinate the development of a marketing strategy for the Park, with the Joint Review Committee, including identification of targeted industries and targeted markets.
  2. Develop a packet of information for distribution.
  3. Incorporate the marketing information on the UCEDC website.
  4. Investigate the use of outside consultants to aid in implementing the marketing strategy.

Goal:  Develop and implement a business retention and expansion plan.

Activities:

  1. Provide coordination to the implementation of the Business Retention & Expansion Task Force visitation and survey project.
  2. Provide assistance to refer businesses not targeted for visitation by the BR&E Task Force to appropriate agencies and organizations for retention and expansion assistance.
  3. Maintain data and information obtained through the business visits and survey.
  4. Prepare periodic reports detailing the data and information gathered through the business visits and surveys.
  5. Convene the “Red Flag Committee” as necessary.
  6. Develop strategies to respond to business retention and expansion opportunities as identified.

Goal:  Develop and implement a business recruitment plan.

Activities:

  1. Prepare an inventory of available land and facilities and develop a profile of each   property to distribute to interested parties.
  2. Coordinate the development of a marketing strategy including identification of targeted industries and targeted markets.
  3. Develop a packet of information for distribution.
  4. Incorporate the marketing information on the UCEDC website.
  5. Coordinate the Contact Committee response to leads received by the County. Maintain “community readiness” to respond to business leads.
  6. Investigate the use of outside consultants to aid in implementing the recruitment strategy.

Goal:  Support the retention and growth of existing major employers in Union County.  Major employers include, but not limited to, Eastern Oregon University, Grand Ronde Hospital and associated medical services, Boise Cascade, State of Oregon.

Goal:   Work towards strengthening the organizational capacity of UCEDC .

Activities:

  1. Increase visibility of UCEDC in Union County.
  2. Identify potential sources of operation revenue to support UCEDC programs and activities that enhance local economic conditions.

Goal:   Increase the membership of UCEDC.

Activities:

  1. Membership Committee to develop and implement a strategy for retention and    recruitment of UCEDC membership.