Economic Development Studies & Community Strategic Plans
A community strategic plan can be an excellent tool for pointing communities in the direction they want to go. A shared community vision will be essential for Dahlonega and Lumpkin County to address the many changes of the 21st Century.
Community visioning is the process of developing consensus about what future the community wants, and then deciding what is necessary to achieve it. Members of the community have been working behind the scenes since 2009 to bring community leaders together on this important initiative, dubbed Project Vision.
The purpose of Project Vision is to develop an Economic Development Vision and Implementation Plan. The project will broadly engage the Dahlonega and Lumpkin County community for input and will include facilitated meetings and deliberation by the steering committee in order to develop a clear vision for the economic success of the community, the development and prioritization of goals, and a clear definable plan for implementation, monitoring progress, and assessing results.