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Economic Development Strategic Plan

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In 2018, the City of Shelton completed a collaborative economic development strategic planning process to guide the community’s growth over the next five years. TIP Strategies, an economic development strategic planning firm based in Seattle, WA, was engaged to guide the project.

The resulting plan provides specific recommendations to promote economic growth in the city. The plan focuses on encouraging business development, entrepreneurship, and workforce development initiatives. The plan also focuses on identifying methods to translate Shelton’s unique attributes into an array of competitive advantages. The consulting team has recommended strategies based on its understanding of best practices from around the nation. The plan is supported by an implementation matrix that outlines the actions, priorities, and timeframes needed to execute the recommendations effectively.    

economic development strategic plan

In partnership with several community partners, we continue to make progress on implementing the list of recommendations identified during the six-month collaborative planning process. View the Implementation Matrix to learn more about the work currently being done.