Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The Alliance + Design Collaborative + Grabill
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance has announced that it is working with the town of Grabill to oversee a master economic development plan for the community. Design Collaborative has been designated by the Alliance as the firm that will lead the planning process and will be based on input from community representatives, business representatives, the Grabill Town Council, Grabill Chamber of Commerce, economic development leaders and Allen County planners.
"With this study, we will have the tools we need to identify existing and emerging industries in Grabill, which will allow us more focus with our economic development efforts," said Andi Udris, Alliance president. "This is an opportunity for us to really take advantage of the resources available to ensure the town of Grabill is even more attractive for businesses looking to grow or locate within the community."
The process will begin with Design Collaborative conducting a series of sessions with community stakeholders identified by the Town Council and the Alliance. "We want to come away from this experience with a solid idea of where the town of Grabill sees itself in future years. Bringing the community together for this effort will make certain that those who are most invested in the development of Grabill will have a voice in this process," added Ron Dick, principal at Design Collaborative.
Grabill is located in Allen County, Indiana, just 10 miles northeast of the city of Fort Wayne. The town is home to Allen County's Amish community and is known for its skilled craftsmanship and diligent workforce.
For more information on this economic development initiative, visit The Alliance online.