2020 Census

City Council discusses economic development plan, upcoming census

City Council discusses economic development plan, upcoming census

City Council reviewed long-term economic development strategies for the city and discussed how best to improve response rates among city residents in the upcoming 2020 census at its work session Monday.

At the meeting, North Carolina-based consultant Crystal Morphis presented a list of recommendations and a five-year action plan to bolster the city's economy. The recommendations were prepared as part of a draft of the city’s next economic development plan.

“Every five years, the city updates its comprehensive plan, and as part of that, we look at the economic development chapter of the plan and talk to the EDA and the public about the status of our economic development efforts...

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