- Karen Coffman, Chair, Jackson County Treasurer
- Kent Maurer, Vice Chair, Jackson County Airport
- Amy Torres, The Enterprise Group
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- Brad Williams, Jackson Citizens For Economic Growth
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- Carol Konieczki, Director Of Community Development, City of Jackson
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- Charles Reisdorf, Region II Planning Commission
- Chris Sayles, JCCA / JCEG
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- Denise Butler, Napoleon Township
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- Jim Stormont, Grass Lake Charter Township
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- Ken Gaiser, City Council
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- Kyle Jansen, Downtown Development Authority
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- Marv Jester
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- Phil Tocco, MSU Extension Jackson County
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- Scott Ambs, Jackson County GIS
- Scott Fleming, The Enterprise Group
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- Steve Morrison, Business Solutions Manager
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- Tom Grace, Jackson Citizens for Economic Growth
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- Jim Videto, Jackson County Commissioner
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Our vision is to attract new business and expand existing businesses by retraining the workforce in in-demand fields and offering these businesses incentives to come to Jackson, and stay in Jackson by implementing the Jackson County Economic Development Plan Recommendations.
- Select an Economic Development Coordinating Council.
- Continue business retention/expansion effort focused on existing base industries: utilities, manufacturing, retail and education.
- Creation of easily accessible, timely, accurate, relevant data to assist business attraction efforts.
- Collaborate with community and the business sector to create a "Culture of Education" that provides an educated and skilled workforce, meeting the needs of the business community.
- Increase certification and graduation, employment, and median household income.
- Regular meetings of respective sub-committees plus analysis of improvements to infrastructure.
Measurements of Success
- Increase the number of residents who have a positive perception of retail growth.
- Increase the number of residents who have a positive perception of job growth.
- Increase the number of residents who say employment opportunities are good or excellent.
- Decrease the number of residents who say speed of job growth is somewhat too slow or much to slow.
- Retention of existing jobs.
- Attraction of new business.
- Expansion of existing business through capital investment or additional jobs.
- Certification and graduation rates.
- Increase employment rate.
- Increase median household income.