Economic Development Strategic Plan

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City of North Port 2013-2018 Economic Development Strategic Plan

On Wednesday October 31, 2012, the process to update the City of North Port's Economic Development Strategic Plan was completed with the valuable assistance of the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government (FIOG) at the University of South Florida.

The Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP) together with the Workplan and the Implementation Matrices will be the community's guide in all of its efforts and initiatives as it continues its path to improving the overall quality of life in North Port in a strategic manner. This plan is the community's plan; we face exciting times ahead as the many strategies contained in the plan is implementation through the next 3 to 5 years.

Economic Development Strategic Plan EDSP WorkPlan

2013-2018 Economic Development Strategic Plan

EDSP Workplan

EDSP Implementation Matrices


Archived Links:

2007 Economic Development Strategic Plan

Agreement 2012-04 with FIOG

PowerPoint from BEDAB Presentation to City Commission

Background to the Economic Development Strategic Plan

Progress Report March 20, 2012

Phase 2 Stakeholder Interviewees List

Progress Report April 17, 2012

EDSP Project Gantt Chart

Community Survey

Progress Report May 31, 2012

Phase 3: Community Assessment Presentation

Progress Report June 26, 2012

Phase 3: Community Assessment Report

Progress Report July 31, 2012

Community Planning Workshop Handout (as presented)

Presentation to City Commission September 10, 2012

Draft Economic Development Strategic Plan 2013-2018

Schedule and Major Milestones

Executed Contract - January 11, 2012

Community Outreach, Stakeholder Interviews - February 6 through March 6, 2012

Community Assessment - February 6 through March 30
    SWOT Focus Group Meetings (Public Meetings) - April 2- 14


        Thursday April 5, 2012 - Morgan Family Center, 9-11 AM
        Thursday April 12, 2012 - Toledo Blade Elementary School, 6-8 PM  (see vicinity map)
        Saturday April 14, 2012 - Warm Mineral Springs, 9-11 AM (see vicinity map)

    Community Survey - April 30 - May 15, 2012

Economic Development Action Plan, write the draft Plan - April 23 through June 19

Joint meeting with BEDAB Executive Committee and EDSP Task Force - Friday, June 8, 10 AM - 12 noon

Review Draft EDSP with EDSP Task Force - June 20 through July 6

Conduct Community Planning Workshop - Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Present Final Economic Development Strategic Plan to City Commission - week of September 10, 2012