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Comment period open for Tama, three other counties for economic goals

December 7, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

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 has been 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.

A 30-day public comment period began December 1 and ends December 31.

A draft of economic development goals, objectives, and projects and a full draft of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy will be available on the Region 6 Planning Commission website and by request. If you would like to request a copy or provide comments, please contact Alicia Presto at the Region 6 Planning Commission by email at or by phone at (641) 751-0517.

It is most important to receive public comments on the goals, objectives, and projects for the region. These goals and projects will dictate the potential outcomes of this economic development planning effort. In order to submit the Strategy by the December 31st deadline, the comments received during the public comment period will be incorporated as they are received by the Region 6 Planning Commission. In addition, the Region 6 Planning Commission will review and enhance the document to ensure the following: recent data is included, topics are discussed to their full extent, and all requirements are fulfilled.



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