Business Retention Expansion Initiative-Agriculture
Businesses that participate in the focus groups will (YOU talk, PCBC listens):
BREs involve partnerships of government, business, education and community leadership that continuously assess the existing economic base and the physical, geographical, financial, technological, and human resource needs of individual businesses with the community.
The key areas to examine in assessing our communities’ strengths and weaknesses include (but are not limited to): access to markets, education, govt./policy/taxes/utilities, housing, quality of life, regional supply chain, site availability, talent/workforce/labor, and transportation.
Date Business Sector
Wed., February 14 Agriculture
Future Focus Groups (register separately):
Wed., April 4 Manufacturing
Tues., May 1 Finance, Insurance,
Wed., May 30 Healthcare
Thurs., June 7 Education
Wed., Aug. 1 Non-profit, Community Services
Thurs., Aug. 2 Information Technology
Thurs., Aug. 16 Retail, Restaurant, Hotel,
Wed., Aug. 29 Construction, Real Estate
If any business would prefer a one-on-one confidential conversation, please contact Todd Kuckkahn, Executive Director, Portage County Business Council; firstname.lastname@example.org; 715-344-1940.