Recent District 6 Summit: Economic Development Meets Lifestyle Demographics

Public and private stakeholders gathered today at Executive Business Park for the 16th meeting of the District 6 Summit.

The District 6 Summit originated by Councilwoman Carol Berz in April 2008 as a means to bring  the public and private sector together to address economic development and quality of life issues in District 6.  Participants who attended this first meeting expressed what they wanted to see in District 6.

Special interest groups developed and as a result, the Brainerd Road Corridor Master Redevelopment Plan was created.  From that evolved various projects that addressed each of the “wants” from art, to sidewalks, to safety, to commercial and neighborhood revitalization to job creation.

Eight years later and with over 100 people in attendance, the March 18 Summit focused on the impact of Economic Development relative to Lifestyle Demographics.  Attendees heard about how people who live, work and play in District 6; how that drives zoning and planning and how that impacts commercial and economic development.  Updates on current District 6 projects and initiative were also be presented.

A special presentation about Education 2.0 concluded the event, emphasizing the importance of the business communities role in workforce preparedness.

Click on links below for the keynote presentations. To receive an invitation to future Summit meetings, contact us.

RegionalPlanningAgency

Lifestyle Demographics