In 2019, the department began working with Ady Advantage to craft an economic development plan for the county. The project included an on-site analysis that leveraged primary research with area employers, stakeholders, and other key community leaders. It also involved an evidenced-based approach to economic development that recruited a variety of data sources that resulted in market focused research, an economic base analysis, target industry analysis, and an analysis of primary data. The overall plan was supported by a goals and strategy session that provided stakeholders the opportunity to provide input and feedback related to economic development.
As the pandemic begin in the region, Miami County wanted to take a quick assessment of the region’s economic vulnerability. Ady Advantage built upon the strategic plan to evaluate job postings and existing businesses by industry type. A copy of the summary report is available here.