Every five years, the Region 6 Planning Commission develops a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the region including Tama, Marshall, Poweshiek and Hardin counties. This strategy will be developed according to Economic Development Administration requirements and guidance provided by a region-wide committee, the Regional Development Committee.
The purpose of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is to identify goals and projects to strengthen and diversify the region's economy.
The second of two committee meetings in the strategy development process was held Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Fisher Community Center in Marshalltown.
The main purpose of this meeting is to brainstorm projects to complete economic development goals for the region.
Meeting materials and public input instructions are available online at the website address: /www.region6planning.org/Region6PlanningCommission/RegionalDevelopmentInitiative.aspx
Paper copies of materials and instructions are also available at the Region 6 Planning Commission at 903 East Main Street, Marshalltown,
You can request materials and instructions by contacting Alicia Presto at the Region 6 Planning Commission by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (641) 751-0517.
There will be a 30-day public comment period for the draft strategy that will begin in late November.
The comprehensive economic development strategy must be submitted to the Economic Development Administration for approval by December 31, 2012.