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2019 © JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

A consensus-based

blueprint for Jefferson City.

A  group  of  public,  private,  and  non-profit leaders  have  come  together  to launch  a comprehensive effort to place Jefferson City on a sustainable path to growth and prosperity.

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Jefferson are bringing area leaders together to create an updated strategic plan to make the community a more prosperous, successful, and vibrant place. The Jefferson City, Missouri Community and Economic Development Strategy will be a comprehensive, actionable, and consensus-based strategic plan to guide the community’s collective actions in the years to come.

The Strategy will seek to make Jefferson City a better place for residents, visitors, and businesses. It will address the full range of competitive factors that influence a community’s competitiveness, including talent, education and training
resources, infrastructure, business climate, quality of life and place. The Strategy will gather input from the public via a variety of methods, including an online survey (link available below) for those who live and/or works in the Jefferson City area.

A diverse Steering Committee comprised of representatives from the public, private, and non-profit sectors will guide this six-month process and ensure that it lays the foundation that will allow people and businesses to thrive and wealth to
accumulate in the community. The process will conclude in March 2020 and will consist of four phases, details of which may be found on the Project Details page.

Market Street Services, a national community and economic development firm based in Atlanta, will facilitate this strategic planning process. Founded in 1997 as an alternative to traditional community and economic development consulting firms, Market Street’s staff have worked with more than 165 communities in 34 states throughout the country to devise measurable, achievable strategies. Market Street helped the Jefferson City Chamber shape its previous holistic
economic development strategy in 2006.