Economic Development

Economic Development = progress in an economy, usually refers to the adoption of new technologies, transition to an industry-based economy. But it also comes with general improvement in standard of living or quality of life.

Step 1:  Make planning for economic development an early priority for city government.

Step 2:  Bring in the experts, a multitude of great counselors will provide safety as we move forward.

Step 3:  Explore the vast amount of resources available to Stonecrest from the county, the state and federal government.

Step 4:  Partner with county, state government, as well as neighboring cities to promote and market the city and the area.

Step 5:  Commit early on to set aside funding for branding, curb appeal projects, and beautification projects/programs.

Step 6:  Move to adopt city services that will promote growth.

Step 7:  Promote and foster the establishment of educational institutions (technical schools, training centers,  etc.) to facilitate the needs of new business and industry as they move into the area.

Step 8:  Employ the best use of zoning to attract new businesses and to retain current businesses.

Step 9:  Establish or assist in establishing a Chamber of Commerce.

Step 10: Establish and build high tech infrastructure as soon as possible, by partnering with high tech companies and government (county, state & federal).

Step 11:  Protect our neighborhoods and promote neighborhood safety and beautification throughout the growth process.

Step 12:  Plan early to protect green space and plan for traffic management.

Things citizens need to consider . . .

It is important that your city leaders know that you are on board with whatever economic development plan being considered.

It is important that your voice is heard in this process, every step of the way.

It is important that you are provided with timely information from city government as your leaders stand up this new city.

It is important that you understand that the city is a “start-up”, in the truest sense of the word. Stonecrest is not being built on the same footing as was Brookhaven, John Creeks, Dunwoody or even Tucker.  We are starting with a lot of potential that if cultivated properly will reap great growth in the future.

It is important to know that this is not an overnight thing, it will require planting, watering and growth over a period of time. But if done properly our city’s roots will be deep and strong.

Will you grab a shovel and join me?