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File #: 21-1147    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Presentations Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/7/2021 In control: Planning and Building Services
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Including Presentation by West Business Development Center (BDC) Regarding Economic Development in Mendocino County and their Request to Act on Behalf of Mendocino County to Implement a Comprehensive Economic Development Program Over a Three-Year Period (Sponsor: Planning and Building Services)
Sponsors: Planning and Building Services, Steve Dunnicliff
Attachments: 1. County Economic Development Pp 2021 _1.pdf, 2. West Center Proposal for County Economic Development 8_5_2021 Ver. 9_1.pdf, 3. 10-17-21 Cruser Correspondence, 4. 10-18-21 de Vall Correspondence, 5. 10-16-21 Mayfield Correspondence

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Planning and Building Services
MEETING DATE: October 19, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Ignacio Gonzalez
PHONE:
234-6650
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Adrienne Thompson
PHONE:
234-6650


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 30 Minutes


AGENDA TITLE:
title
Discussion and Possible Action Including Presentation by West Business Development Center (BDC) Regarding Economic Development in Mendocino County and their Request to Act on Behalf of Mendocino County to Implement a Comprehensive Economic Development Program Over a Three-Year Period
(Sponsor: Planning and Building Services)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Receive the presentation by West BDC and discuss the request to act on behalf of Mendocino County to implement a comprehensive economic development program over a three-year period.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
None.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
West BDC has operated as an economic development partner for Mendocino County for many years and consistently provides other services related to Microenterprise support for Community Development Block Grant Program, as well as an Annual Economic Development Strategy contract. At this time, West BDC proposes a three year contract to fill the "need for an economic development agency" and serve as an information clearing house, helping stakeholders work collectively to secure funds and streamline the governmental process, as well as oversee the economic resiliency plan. Further details from West BDC are attached in their power point presentation and project overview. Currently, no funding sources have been identified for this request.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION/MOTION:
Provide direction to staff.

HOW DOES THIS ITEM SUPPORT THE GENERAL PLAN?
This supports the General Plan through Infrastructure Policies, to deliver program services to communities in an integrated, coordinated and equitable manner, reflective of local conditions.

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