Supportive Economic Development Environment
Council is keenly aware of the important role economic development plays in the well-being and financial sustainability of the City. Businesses in Richmond are pivotal to the success of our community and a variety of methods must be employed to support, protect and enhance our business community. Ensuring our businesses have space to grow, determining appropriate taxation levels, protecting our agricultural viability, exploring innovative business models for the future, and ensuring an effective and productive relationship with our business communities are all on Council’s mind. Council is interested in exploring large scale events and creative attractions that bring people to the City and raise the profile of opportunities in the community. Through sport hosting, exploring opportunities in film, large-scale community events, and creative, redefined ways of conducting business, Richmond’s economy will continue to grow and thrive.
Council priorities for supportive economic development environment:
8.1 Richmond’s policies, programs, and processes are business-friendly.
8.2 Opportunities for economic growth and development are enhanced.
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