futurecity 2026 economic development strategy
A planning effort sponsored by DevelopSpringfield and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Springfield Office of Planning and Economic Development, FutureCity 2026 is an extension of the Economic Domain recommendation of the Rebuild Springfield Plan to: “streamline the investment process and provide creative incentives and policies to encourage economic development and entrepreneurship.” A significant goal of this recommendation is to support business start-up, retention, expansion and attraction while increasing opportunities for Springfield residents to successfully participate in the economy. The Springfield Economic Development Strategy will address this goal on a sector-specific basis, identifying current challenges and roadblocks to private investment and proactive policies to promote growth, including small business development. The Economic Development Strategy will provide a comprehensive, data-driven plan based upon realistic industry and market opportunities.
Click here for a link to the FutureCity Final Report
request for proposal for planning consultant
- Click here for a link to Request for Proposal (deadline 4/27/15) DEADLINE PASSED