Economic Development: Aggressively Create & Develop an Environment for Job Creation, Development, Retention & Capital Investment
Key Outcomes: Cooperative regional partnerships for job creation. Be Proactive vs. reactive in aggressive job creation. Prepare for and advocate for Route 73 project completion. Market the City of Martinsville aggressively as business-friendly.
Success Indicator: Increased occupancy in all City-owned and revenue-sharing sites.
Supporting Goals: Explore potential new ventures for job creations such as bio-medical, information technology, research, fiber optic, bio-energy, tourism, etc.
Performance Measures: Number of jobs created, reduction in electric rates, growth of tax base, reduction in the unemployment rate, and landfill tipping fees.
Lead Responsibility: Council, MHCEDC, Chamber of Commerce and CPEG
The City negotiated a five-year extension with First Piedmont Corp. to operate the solid waste transfer station. Tipping fees were reduced an average of $2.53 per ton through 2020. (Chris Morris - July 27, 2016)