2015-2020 Economic Development Strategy

The 2015-2020 Tompkins County Development Strategy has been published! The base of all economic development is investment. When private investment fails to meet a community’s particular needs, public investment or public/private partnerships may be necessary. Current realities and future challenges of economic development give rise to three foundational principles on which  economic development investments should be based: exports, productivity and sustainability. Exports have motivated much of economic development activity in the past, but the shift from a manufacturing service based economy and increasing global competition has emphasized the importance of productivity. A growing awareness of the need for human development and the scarcity of natural resources also highlights the need for a sustainable approach. Click to view the Summary Report or the Full Report.

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