Local manufacturing companies face challenges finding millenials to work in high-paying manufacturing jobs. The programs connect local youth who haven't benefited from the tech/service-related economic boom with these companies and jobs.
The city council has designated eight areas as federal "Opportunity Zones" and approved a contract with Quantela Inc. to supply them with public wireless internet service. This project is designed to attract investments to these areas and improve local economic development.
The city is using an interactive graphic information system (GIS) map to quickly identify whether a any particular location is suitable for a new recreational marijuana business. The map identifies 750-foot buffer zones around schools and 1,000-foot buffer zones between stores.