Gull Lake Economic Development Committee Set to Meet with Local Business Owners
Over the last 3 years Gull Lake has seen an increase in its population, and in September 2012 we saw a significant increase in the enrollment of our local school. We need to keep this momentum moving forward to keep Gull Lake sustainable by bringing new families and business to Town.
In order to better position ourselves for future growth, the Gull Lake Economic Development Committee will be meeting one on one with local business owners in Gull Lake.
To start with the EDC will be meeting with local business owners in the downtown area to discuss their concerns, and seek input on the topic of downtown revitalization and the local economy. A healthy and vibrant downtown will improve the economic health and quality of life in our town. It will create jobs, nurture small businesses, protect property values, and increase the community’s options for goods and services. It goes without saying a healthy downtown is a symbol of community pride and history.
The EDC will then meet with business owners outside of the downtown area to listen to their concerns, and seek input on ways we can improve the local economy. One issue for discussion with business in areas outside of the downtown will be the lack of available Commercial/Light Industrial space. While Council is currently looking for potential solutions to this problem we need to understand the future growth needs of our existing businesses.
The EDC sees these meeting with our local businesses as essential, and believes Economic Development starts at home by listening to and working with our local businesses.