O’Fallon hosting Economic Development Strategic Plan Kickoff Meeting

The public is invited to attend the O'Fallon, Missouri, Strategic Plan Kickoff Meeting presented by the City's Economic Development Department at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, at City Hall.



The public is invited to attend the City of O’Fallon, Missouri’s Economic Development Strategic Plan Kickoff Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30. The event will be held in the City Council Chambers at O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366. The facilitator will be the City’s Economic Development Director, Mike Hurlbert.


The purpose of this project is to develop an Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City which will lay out the steps and action items necessary to both encourage and accommodate investment by the public and private sectors and thereby enhance the overall quality of life. The Plan will accomplish this through the strengthening of four major tenants: business retention, business recruitment, community marketing, and regulatory climate.


“The planning process requires considerable public input, and that input will be solicited through a number of public meeting opportunities,” said Hurlbert. “It is especially vital that public input be solicited in this phase of the process, and all interested persons are invited to attend and participate.”


As information is developed during the gathering and analysis phase of the planning process, it will be used to identify resources, priorities, and specify steps needed for implementation. When it is complete, the Economic Development Strategic Plan will serve as the guide for future economic development efforts for the City of O’Fallon.  The planning process is anticipated to take six to nine months to complete.


For more information about O’Fallon’s Economic Development Strategic Plan process, visit the Economic Development page on the City’s website at www.ofallon.mo.us/econdev. Or, contact Mike Hurlbert, Economic Development Director, at (636) 379-5510.

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Jim Frain October 14, 2012 at 02:55 PM
The successful Economic Development of O'Fallon is important to our growth as a city, the services the city can offer and the atmosphere in which we all live. Our new Economic Development Director, Mike Hurlburt, has hit the ground running since he accepted his new position. Residents who are interested in helping to create a plan of growth should be at City Hall on October 30th at 6:30PM.
Jim Frain October 15, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Thanks Rich, There are many good and sometimes great things going on in O'Fallon and in our surrounding cities...I enjoy focusing on the good, not the bad or the ugly. The bad and ugly exists in the world and I am well aware of it, but I just don't add to it by slugging it out on the Patch....Have a great week Rich...we should have a cup of coffee together someday!
JP October 15, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Jim, moved back from Dallas, TX in 2002 and have lived in O'Fallon now for about 10 years. My family and I love O'Fallon. Keep up the good work!
Jim Frain October 15, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Many families love O'Fallon...Those that have lived here all of their lives to those who have just been here a short time...It's a great place to live...I feel happy and safe here and most of our residents feel the same way too!


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