The objective of the Economic Development Strategic Plan for the EDA of the City of Winchester is to establish a unified vision and direction for the City that results in greater economic vitality and prosperity for its residents. Crafting a strategy involves a disciplined process of analysis, stakeholder input, and community feedback to establish a shared foundation of information to develop a vision, targets, redevelopment priorities, and a tactical plan of action.
The Economic Development Strategic Plan began in October 2017 and concluded in February 2018. The process included two distinct phases with reports delivered at the completion of each phase. The first phase, Discovery, included extensive stakeholder input and data analysis to uncover Winchester’s differentiating strengths and challenges, as well as its targets for economic growth. The second phase, Strategy, provided the City with a tactical roadmap for economic development over the next five years.
About the Consulting Team
Avalanche Consulting, a national economic development strategy firm, is leading the creation of the strategy. Since it was established in 2005, Avalanche Consulting has provided strategic planning and marketing assistance in more than 200 communities throughout the U.S.