Let’s create an economic action plan to guide Morehead-Rowan for the next 15-20 years!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT!

KEY FOCUS AREAS & DRAFT PLAN GOALS

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SAFETY

Goal 1:  Attract and retain a sustainable workforce in rural healthcare emergency medical services, and public safety.

Goal 2:  Build and market health, wellness, and safety resources to the public.

LIVABILITY AND RECREATION

Goal 1:  Support appropriate development within the County and City to create a vibrant and attractive community with connectivity between surrounding neighborhoods, local community assets, and regional natural assets that includes destination-quality outdoor recreation infrastructure to enhance quality of life and encourage tourism.

Goal 2:  Promote community cohesion, tourism, and sense of place through internal and external branding that connects the County and Ciy with its exceptional downtwon, natural and recreational resources, and community events, festivals, and family activities.

Goal 3: Encourage the creation of a housing strategy that addresses development and rehabilitation of a variety of housing types at a range of price points that meet the needs of households and residents of all incomes and ages throughout the County and City.

EDUCATION

Goal 1:  Educate K-12 students on existing and future job opportunities in Morehead-Rowan County and develop programs aimed at training students for local careers.

Goal 2:  Build upon existing career pathways and expand sector opportunities for students with Maysville Community and Technical College and Morehead State University with a focus on pre-professional, hospitality, and advanced manufacturing tracts.

ECONOMY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Goal 1:  Identify areas of future growth in the County and prioritize and invest in infrastructure to support that growth with a focus on road improvements, water, wastewater, and broadband.

Goal 2:  Leverage existing assets and new investments to attract and grow diverse, quality businesses, prioritizing the identified target industries.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Goal 1:  Mitigate litter issues through awareness campaigns, increased recycling options, and better enforcement.

Goal 2:  Develop a comprehensive flood control strategy, creating a system for assessing new or redevelopment in key problem areas.

Your input is helping move your community FORWARD!

Morehead-Rowan County officials and local leaders invite public comment and involvement throughout the planning process. Citizens can get involved by:

  • Taking the online survey in Fall 2019 (closed); 
  • Attending the Moving Forward  public meeting on February 10th, 2020; and
  • Provide input on the draft plan goals.