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For economic growth and job creation to occur and be sustained in today’s environment, communities need excellence in four important areas: companies engaged in progressive research, advanced production and business/professional services; a trained workforce with varied human skills and crafts; robust business facilities, sites and infrastructure; and a vibrant quality of life.
The relative strength or weakness in these factors affects a community’s ability to grow organizations, companies and jobs to compete with other areas. At the heart of all of these factors is a culture of active learning, the attainment of knowledge and an atmosphere encouraging innovation.
Quality of life continues to be a catalyst for economic development. Although available attracting new businesses, excellent educational opportunities, safe andattractive neighborhoods, thriving downtowns, the arts, parks and greenways, and a clean, natural environment have become part of the competitive formula for a community’s economic success.