A drive to create a road map for promoting business growth and new jobs in Placer County will include stops for public workshops in Roseville and North Auburn Wednesday, Oct. 14.
The workshops are being sponsored by the Economic Development Board of Placer County and Placer County Office of Economic Development as part of their efforts to develop a countywide economic development strategy.
The first workshop will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 at the Roseville Civic Center, 311 Vernon St.
The second will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Planning Commission Chambers at Placer County’s Community Development Resource Center, 3091 County Center Drive. County Center Drive is a short street that intersects Bell Road east of Richardson Drive.
A consulting team led by Chabin Concepts of Chico will facilitate the workshops.
“We encourage everyone interested in economic development to attend one of the workshops,” said Robert M. Weygandt of the Placer County Board of Supervisors. “They offer a great opportunity to help map out an effective economic development strategy that positions Placer County to take advantage of opportunities for job, business and investment growth.”
Supervisor Weygandt is this year’s chairman of the Economic Development Board, an advisory body that assists the county with its business attraction and retention efforts and film-promotion program. Supervisors Weygandt and Jennifer Montgomery serve on the advisory body as representatives of the Board of Supervisors.
The Economic Development Board also has representatives from the town of Loomis and the cities of Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Rocklin and Roseville, as well as members who represent agriculture, education, utilities, manufacturing and tourism.
The economic development strategy will analyze the county’s present economy, future opportunities and challenges, and ways for the county to position itself to retain local businesses and attract new ones. It will take into account economic development plans that incorporated communities already have in place.