We are pleased to report that we have been actively engaged in the development of the Framework for Regional Growth (“Framework”). What is more exciting is we are now engaged in the process of creating the deliverables of this document and working with a variety of entities to ensure that the premise of the Framework continues to be implemented.
It’s important for all of us: residents, developers, planners, not-for-profits and elected officials to take the responsibility for understanding how we think about our community’s vision for the future. In essence, we all have a vested interest in how we best utilize the strength of our resources to enhance the strength of our region. Think about it. We can define resources as roads, sewers, schools, hospitals, businesses, colleges and universities, homes, parks, people, cultural institutions, financial capital, human capital… the list is nearly endless. The Framework provides an intelligent strategy for how we are best able to maximize these resources without adding to the tax burden of our area residents.
The Framework is the result of collaboration between the counties of Erie and Niagara to make intelligent use of our resources. It affords the opportunity for each municipality to capitalize on their unique core competencies while also enhancing our larger community. Think of it as a mosaic. Each unique piece plays an important role in the creation of the larger picture. You can’t have one without the other.
Please “stay tuned” for more updates on the Framework and to learn how you can become more informed and/or involved in our efforts.