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posted Tue, 03/26/2013 - 3:59pm
Congratulations Humboldt! Today the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors adopted Prosperity 2012 as Humboldt County's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).
You fully engaged in good process and you got a good outcome!
All the final documents are attached below. Also, I'm putting up the powerpoint presentation, by request.
Best, Jacqueline, Dawn and Don
posted Fri, 03/01/2013 - 7:07pm
posted Tue, 02/19/2013 - 5:58pm
We're in the final stretch. For all the work of over 450 community members, Prosperity 2012 has much good to show. The best part is that there is so much already in motion...we have achieved our goal of galvanizing lots of people and organizations to take actions that meaningfully improve the economy!
posted Thu, 01/10/2013 - 4:53pm
The Target of Opportunity industries still offer the greatest opportunity for our residents. They have outperformed the rest of the regional economy through the Recession. And they are generating new businesses at a remarkable rate. Entrepreneurship is strong here. (The full report is attached below.)
That's what we (Dennis Mullins, the Labor Market Information Specialist from the California Employment Development Department, who mined the economic data for the report and I) found when we analyzed the industry, new firm and occupational data for this update.
posted Thu, 01/10/2013 - 11:58am
Over 450 community leaders have participated in Prosperity 2012, and today we publish the results of our hard work and good thinking. the last meeting to review is Monday, 1/14, 2-5pm (agenda is the last attachment). You’ll find the adoption phase timeline, four of the five public review documents, and the seven addenda that make up the proposed Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Humboldt County at the bottom of this post.
posted Fri, 11/02/2012 - 9:48am
I am so impressed to see a "pre-fab" home be so beautiful. The new Sunset Magazine Breezehouse in Healdsburg, CA is design-savvy, green as they come, and features a Redwood deck. Sunset's purpose seems to be showing us how we can have a home with beauty, light, strength and low costs to the environment and our pocket-books. Humboldt Redwood Company and California Redwood Company donated the deck as a part of the Redwood Marketing Campaign, sponsored by Humboldt County Economic Development and the Headwaters Fund.
posted Mon, 10/29/2012 - 4:05pm
"The whole purpose is becoming the place that successful business people want to be, come and stay. If we build a nurturing business climate, the jobs will flow," explained Ginger Weber, President of Premier Financial Group and member of the Industry Leader Council.
posted Tue, 03/13/2012 - 4:22pm
Digging into the data on Building & Systems Construction has shown me an industry full of surprises. This industry certainly has restructured as a result of the recession (lost firms at -12. 8%, but less than the regional average of -15.5%), but, wow!, it has continued to grow jobs significantly (+21.9%, compared to the regional loss of -6.1% jobs) in the 15 year period (1995-2009). Real wages also grew faster (+9.5%) than the regional average (+6.7%) so that the average annual pay at $38,393 is nearly 29% above the regional average of $29,794.
posted Thu, 03/08/2012 - 5:21pm
When the Silicon Valley consulting firm, Collaborative Economics, first analyzed our economy and identified the Targets of Opportunity industries for the WIB, they called our Niche Manufacturing industry cluster the “Rock Stars”.
posted Tue, 02/21/2012 - 12:47pm
125 Humboldt citizens, community leaders and business owners participated in the launch of Prosperity 2012 on Friday. It was standing room only! You can see photos and a quick video at our community Facebook page: NorthCoast Prosperity. We learned that our Internet broadband access is actually better than Redding! But given how long it took me to upload this little video, there is still work to be done to reach ubiquitous broadband and play at a global pace.