The Bolton Economic Development Committee is hosting a public forum on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Town Hall. The Committee would like to increase awareness and participation of a survey being launched on Survey Monkey. The Committee will be giving a general overview of initiatives that are being worked on (web site, survey, comparable town research for the Economic Development Action Plan).
Bolton and Business: We Need To Know What You Want Economic Development Committee Survey Request
The Economic Development Committee (EDC) was established to help Bolton attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs in Bolton while improving the economic environment and quality of life for its residents. We are faced with the following civic challenges:
1. Fill vacant commercial space to support local businesses and increase town revenue.
2. Provide revenue strategies for funding projected operating budgets over the next 10 fiscal years.
3. Operate within the framework of preserving community character and quality of life.
The EDC is beginning to draft an Economic Development Action Plan (EDAP) and the goal of this survey is to gather feedback from Bolton residents on key issues. Additionally, in January and February the EDC will be holding public forums to gather and share information. With this critical information in hand, the EDAP strategies and actions can be consistent with the views and values of the majority in our community.
As we head into the New Year, please take a few minutes to help Bolton determine how best to face our present and future challenges by taking our survey. Just type this link into your browser:
If you prefer a paper survey, copies will be available at Town Hall, the Library, and the Senior Center after January 1, 2011. Please help us to understand what the town wants and rest assured that your answer will remain anonymous.
Chris Nelson (EDC Chairman)