FOUNDATION OF GRAND ISLAND.

With the input of thousands, five pillars - the foundation of Grand Island's approach to growth and the foundation of

our Grow Grand Island initiative - were identified: Existing Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Image, Workforce, Community Assets. Intersecting these five pillars is the glue that holds the community's pillars together - collaborative, cooperative

and effective partnerships.  

 

These five areas all support target business sector development; rather than a distinct set of recommendations for individual target sectors, this strategy acknowledges the simple fact that many strategic recommendations can and should influence the competitiveness of multiple sectors.

 

With the input of thousands, five pillars - the foundation of Grand Island's approach to growth and the foundation of our Grow Grand Island initiative - were identified: Existing Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Image, Workforce, Community Assets. Intersecting these five pillars is the glue that holds the community's pillars together - collaborative, cooperative and effective partnerships.

 

These five areas all support target business sector development; rather than a distinct set of recommendations for individual target sectors, this strategy acknowledges the simple fact that many strategic recommendations can and should influence the competitiveness of multiple sectors.

 

PILLARS

 

IMPACT

Grow Grand Island functions as an area partnership.  Collectively and collaboratively, we pursue the program of work to make an impact on:

  • Business growth and job creation.
  • Skilled & sustainable workforce pipeline.
  • Talent & visitor attraction.
  • Elevating the standard of living for residents
  • Increasing engagement and collaboration.‚Äč

Develop and enhance community assets - infrastructure, facilities, amenities, etc. - that appeal to existing and prospective new businesses and workers.

Enhance the community's image and marketing activities to support business and talent attraction.

Provide entrepreneurs with necessary assistance and nurture an entrepreneurial culture.

Promote workforce sustainability through educational attainment and skills acquisition that align with employer needs.