Strengthen Your Community's Competitive Potential By Improving Quality of Life
August 02 • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join Golden Shovel Agency and Convergent Nonprofit Solutions as we explore ways to strengthen your community’s competitive potential by improving quality of life. If quality of life improvements are not part of your economic development strategy - they should be. In 2022, Brookings researchers evaluated the impact of quality of life improvements on local economies. They reported, “Our research on smaller communities has found that community amenities … are likely bigger contributors to healthy local economies than traditional “business-friendly” measures.”
But, how do you, as an economic developer, make the case to your stakeholders? How do you encourage people and businesses to invest in quality of life when those initiatives rarely result in immediate job creation and tax revenue? And if you can get them to buy in, which quality of life initiatives should you start first?
During this webinar, we will explore these issues and give you the data and tools necessary to improve your community’s quality of life - with community support.