Calumet County Board of Supervisors approved an Economic Development Plan at their regular meeting held in February.

Supervisor Jeff Yelton told board members, “The plan is to make Calumet County a place where you can grow a business, raise a family, find a job, and spend great leisure time. We need to make Calumet County an easy place to do business.”
Economic Development Director Mary Kohrell said the County’s economic development in the past was reactive and minimally staffed.
“Basically the fundamental component of the program is 80 percent of Calumet County residents leave the county and work in another county each day. 20 percent, or 5,500 stay here,” she explained. “It’s great that 80 percent have good jobs, but when those residents leave, there is a likelihood their shopping and lunch dollars are leaving with them.”

(Please see the March 16  issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)

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