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Economic Development Forums to Begin June 21

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (June 6, 2018) – In January, the County of Lake began a process of Community Visioning, by getting out into the community, listening to people’s needs and priorities, and taking strategic steps to create a brighter future.

The community made it clear that Economic Development is a high priority, and the Lake County Board of Supervisors responded by making it one of the ten pillars of their ten-year plan, Vision 2028.  Additionally, the Board supported that commitment by contributing to development of a series of Community Visioning Forums on the topic.

The Lake County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC) will host these Forums.  LCEDC is a coalition that includes the County of Lake and Cities of Clearlake and Lakeport, community business leaders, and experts in the areas of workforce development, real estate, health care, education, and more.

Renowned North Bay Economist and Sonoma State University Professor Robert Eyler will lead conversation with the purpose of creating a plan that offers an honest look at the realities, possibilities and opportunities for Lake County’s economic health and well-being, by focusing on economic sector opportunities.

“There are many cogs in the wheel of local economic development, and each of them needs to be strengthened for Lake County’s diverse communities to flourish,” notes top County Executive, Carol J. Huchingson.  “Dr. Robert Eyler understands Lake County’s challenges and opportunities.  These Community Visioning Forums can trigger targeted action.”

“For Lake County businesses to succeed, they need to be strategically positioned in the marketplace, but even a great business model will only be sustainable with the right people,” adds Bruce Wilson of Workforce Alliance North Bay.  “Workforce development empowers and enables a thriving economy, and we look forward to contributing to these Forums.”

The Community Visioning Forums on Economic Development are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, June 21 from 6-8PM
Twin Pine Event Center
22223 Highway 29, Middletown

Tuesday, June 26 from 6-8PM
Council Chambers at Lakeport City Hall
225 Park Street, Lakeport

Wednesday, June 27 from 6-8PM
Council Chambers at Clearlake City Hall
14050 Olympic Drive, Clearlake

For more information, call the County Administrative Office at (707) 263-2580.