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Path to 100% Broadband;
Why? 100% Broadband Keeps Values High, and makes Carver County a top destination for future residents, businesses and growth
Focus Areas:
A. Work with State and Federal Representatives for funding the remaining (est.) 5% of unserved/underserved areas.
B. Work with State and Federal Representatives to unencumber unserved/underserved areas
C. Showcase foundation and partnerships as blueprint for others

Path to ‘Best Place to Work’;
Why? To attract and retain top talent, the workforce of the future wants more than a paycheck.  To be competitive, we have to meet labor where they are and make investments to do so.
Focus Areas:
A. Implement key definitional pillars
B. Increase emphasis on values
C. Implement mechanisms to productively hear from staff on wins and challenges
D. Invest in areas of opportunity
E. ‘No One Stuck’

Desired Outcomes:
-Lower/Best in Class Turnover
-Recommended employer by staff, alumni and community

Path to Reduced Tax Burden for Residents and Sustainable Budgets;
Why? To be a ‘place to live, work and play for a lifetime’ means keeping taxes in check particularly for aging in place elderly, new families, and economically challenged individuals.
Focus Areas:
A. Invest in Intentional Partnerships
B. Slow FTE Growth Rate compared to Population Growth
C. Find Revenue Generating Partnerships and Activities
D. Address high and rising Unfunded State and Federal Mandates
E. Expand and Attract Industrial and Commercial Tax Base

Desired Outcomes:
-Reduced Tax Rate
-Coordination on Full Tax Burden/Agencies (City, School District, County, etc.)
-Non Linear FTE Growth
-35%+ of Tax from Non Residential
-500+ Acres of Shovel Ready Opportunities Identified

Path to Career Ready AND College Ready
Why? To be a ‘place to live, work and play for a lifetime’ means we need to have options for all abilities, interests and skills.  We need to support existing and future employers with their hiring needs.
Focus Areas:
A. Invest in Trades as a viable consideration for our youth
B. Invest in training programs and partnerships with best interest of future generations and employers

Desired Outcomes:
-Greater opportunities for 2 Year, Vocational, etc. career path
-Messaging/Marketing to connect with decision makers on alternatives to 4 Year
-Expansion of partnership with local 4 Year institutions

Path to Physical AND Social Infrastructure
Why? To be a ‘place to live, work and play for a lifetime’ we need to invest in areas that prepare us for a changing demographics, workforce, wants and need.
Focus Areas:
A. Invest in Programs and Partnerships representative of our current and future makeup
B. Create intentional onramps for community unity, rich dialog, and impactful collaboration
C. Be in proximity to new ideas, life experiences and perspectives

Desired Outcomes:
-A welcoming place for new residents and stakeholders.  A Community of Belonging
-Staff that is representative of our community
-Onramps to get future generations plugged in with local involvement
-‘Neighbor Well’ welcome

Path to Best Place to Spend 3 Days for Under $3,000
Why? To be a ‘place to live, work and play for a lifetime’ we can have great amenities for current and future residents AND opportunity for guests and visitors to enjoy our county (and welcome their tourist/adventure dollars to our community)
Focus Areas:
A. Tell our story
B. Path to lodging options
C. Invest in maintaining and expanding high amenity options for visitors

Desired Outcomes:
-Identify and start planning for Top 25 needed trail connections
-Expand park offerings
-Invest in Parks/Park Infrastructure (Compliment Parks, Lakes and Trails)
-Partner on an easy to use navigator for full day suggested adventures (Dining, Outdoors, Wineries, Breweries, Paisley Park, Dinner Theater, etc.)

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