Attract, retain and support diverse, local businesses and establishments

Goal 29. Attract, retain and support diverse, local businesses and establishments

The Town should devel­op a coor­di­nat­ed mar­ket­ing cam­paign to pro­mote the ham­lets to poten­tial ten­ants and ven­dors. The Town should engage con­sul­tants to assess the poten­tial impacts of e-com­merce to our ham­let busi­ness­es, pro­vide a strat­e­gy to repo­si­tion our ham­lets as des­ti­na­tions in this new com­pet­i­tive envi­ron­ment, and set a strat­e­gy for imple­men­ta­tion. Exist­ing prop­er­ty own­ers should be pro­vid­ed with infor­ma­tion­al mate­ri­als and guid­ance when look­ing to attract new ten­ants or retro­fit their build­ings. Incen­tives should be cre­at­ed to both attract new, local busi­ness­es and retain those that exist. New busi­ness­es should be pro­vid­ed with a Town Wel­come Pack­age” that includes a warm wel­come mes­sage and impor­tant con­tact infor­ma­tion (e.g. Devel­op­ment Depart­ment, Cham­ber of Com­merce, neigh­bor­ing busi­ness­es). As renew­able ener­gy, ener­gy effi­cien­cy and green infra­struc­ture indus­tries and busi­ness­es grow in the region, the Town should con­sid­er attract­ing these and oth­er busi­ness­es to the hamlets.

Related Principle: Resilient Economy