The planning process begins
by documenting the Purchase Region’s position from an economic development perspective. During this phase the consulting
team will review available materials, visit with knowledgeable sources, and conduct a targeted analysis of relevant economic
and demographic trends.
An analysis of the region’s occupational structure, coupled
with an understanding of regional assets, will provide the foundation for target industry recommendations. In addition, the
consulting team will inventory educational programs that support leading occupations within the target industries.
The final deliverable will include
recommendations for supporting existing business, fostering entrepreneurship, and attracting new industry to the region.