In 2001, a number of local business leaders and Grand Valley visionaries came together to develop a community vision for year 2020. As we approach the deadline, we see that a lot of the goals set forth in that vision have already been accomplished (read the 2020 vision statement here). But we also know that a lot has changed in almost two decades. Our community has grown, our industries have expanded and, as we enter a much more global market, the demands on our community have grown as well.
That is why we have decided to develop a new vision, the “2030 VISION,” which will encompass the needs and wants of our community as it is today – and help shape who we want to be as a community moving forward.
Last month, we sent out a survey to see what issues were most on your mind for the future economic welfare of our community – read a recap of it here. In the afternoon of the Economic Summit, we spent a couple of hours talking about the top-voted topics from that survey and figuring out where to start, so that we can ultimately check off each and every one of those issues by year 2030. We gave the top six topics five minutes each to present their matter, but we also gave some time to the runner ups. A video of the 2030 VISION presentations, and more information can be found here.
After the 2030 VISION workshop, we launched a community poll to set the final priorities for the Grand Valley 2030 Vision. K-12 Education received the most votes.
Please note, that the results of the poll do not mean we will forgo other issues in order to work on K-12 Education. The poll results will guide us in how we prioritize issues and the order in which we tackle them, with the goal to meet the objectives of all of these issues by year 2030. Continue to receive updates on the 2030 VISION by returning to this page and following #GV2030Vision on social media.