Development group drafts strategic plan

14 Jan 2018

Economic Development

The Fairmont Economic Development Authority has approved a three-year strategic plan describing its overall mission and its focus on six areas of economic development.

“We’re going to use it mostly for grant-writing purposes because there’s grants available for all the different activities we do,” said Linsey Preuss, Fairmont economic development director. “What the strategic plan says is, ‘This community has talked about it, and this is a priority.’ That’s a requirement on just about every grant.”

She cautioned on her use of the word “grant,” saying it has a different meaning to municipalities than it does for non-profits.

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