1.2) Community | Communications

An important part of economic development is a community’s ability to communicate with its members and with external groups and organizations. Effective communication encourages information sharing and helps increase the level and quality of member participation in community planning and development. The following questions will help you think about your community’s communications resources:

Does your community have a person designated as the primary contact for economic development-related matters?
Does your community have a person designated as the primary contact for land use planning and resources development?
How prepared are your primary contacts to respond to economic development and business questions from potential investors, e.g. industrial site availability, workforce, transportation and infrastructure?
Do community members know and understand your community’s vision and plan?
Is there regular and effective communication among community groups to inform and involve each other?
Does leadership effectively share information with community members?