The Develop Grand Island Space Partnership mission states: “To domesticate daring concepts that create enterprise and high quality of life alternatives in our area by means of planning, partnering and doing. To do that, we have to constantly suppose strategically, set priorities and discover methods to collaborate.”
The precedence work for 2019-2020 has been centered round workforce and tourism, in addition to “Livable Neighborhood” focus teams to find out high quality of life initiatives. The pandemic has slowed — however not stopped — Develop Grand Island’s work, and up to date initiatives will really increase our restoration as the following yr or two unfold.
On the tourism entrance, an occasion incentive fund was established in 2019 to allow Grand Island to raised compete for occasions, particularly these nationwide and regional in scope. A number of new occasions have been bid and gained, however most scheduled for 2020 needed to be canceled. The fund has confirmed to be efficient, however the pandemic has hindered the impression. Trying forward, nonetheless, we’re poised and prepared for alternatives when different communities could wrestle to take action.
On the workforce entrance, a complete workforce sustainability plan was developed. Two completely different workforce initiatives have since launched, and a 3rd will launch in 2021. Influence has been restricted by the pandemic, but these initiatives will present a springboard when the pandemic subsides and the workforce panorama shifts and revs up.