Delaware County launches economic development survey


What should be accomplished in the next decade to make Delaware County a stronger community? County officials are now seeking feedback with a public survey.

“Delaware County is a healthy and vibrant community that has been fueled by two decades of tremendous growth,” said Bob Lamb, Delaware County economic development director. “To ensure we achieve economic prosperity in the next decade and beyond, we are creating a strategic economic development plan that outlines a vision, goals and objectives for the entire county. Public input is a critical piece of our planning process.”

The public survey is available online at With seven questions, the survey is designed to be completed in less than 10 minutes, county officials say. Anyone who lives and works in Delaware County is invited to participate, they added.

The survey will be open until June 1.

The county retained Montrose Group LLC to create its economic development plan.

In addition to conducting the public survey, Montrose Group is facilitating a series of focus groups. Focus group participants are discussing top economic development priorities and essential resources to keep and attract residents. Five public sessions will be held in May, and details about them will be announced soon, officials said.

The final economic development plan will be presented to county officials in December.

For more information, contact the Delaware County economic development office at 740-833-2109.

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