Village of Fisher Finalizes Economic Development Strategy
FISHER, IL,- The Village of Fisher has created an Economic Development Strategy to guide the community's efforts in strengthening its quality of life, business base, and opportunities for residents.
The Fisher Village Board and the Fisher Business Association recruited the assistance of the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission in early 2012 to help prioritize a variety of ideas and get the community focused on those that have available resources and strong community support.
A steering committee of Fisher residents representing local government, schools, business, agriculture, banking, realty and development met for a series of three meetings to develop a snapshot of the community; a prioritized set of goals, objectives, and action items; and a list of available and potential resources that could help achieve their goals. The group finalized the strategy in early December.
The Strategy includes recommendations for manufacturing development; commercial and services establishments; residential development; the downtown area; the US136 corridor; attractions and tourism; infrastructure maintenance and improvements; beautification; marketing; and administration.
Next steps for the Village Board include reviewing the Strategy and developing a short and mid-term work plan for implementing its recommendations. They invite residents to take a look at the plan on the Village website, www.fisher.il.us, and to participate in activities identified in the strategy.
For questions and/or more information contact Milt Kelly, Mayor of Fisher, at 217-897-1180 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor Milt Kelly
Village of Fisher
Phone: (217) 897-1180