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Grand Profile to share initial data on Nov. 5

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If you go

What: Grand Profile Initial Community Meeting

When: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Ski Granby Ranch Lodge

RSVP: Online at GrandProfile.org

On Nov. 5, the first unveiling of a comprehensive analysis of Grand County’s economic drivers and outlook will take place at a meeting open to the public. The county-wide, collaborative effort, dubbed “The Grand Profile,” has the goal to first collect information, and then analyze the economic drivers of, physical assets, preferences and characteristics of residents, visitors and businesses in Grand County with the hope of aligning economic development efforts on both a local and regional front.

“This is an exciting opportunity for all of us living, working, and playing in Grand County to better understand ourselves and, more importantly, make plans for our county,” said Gary Bumgarner, county commissioner. “We know the front-end work of collecting and analyzing data will take some effort, but we have every confidence that this information will be a powerful tool for imagining and living into a bright economic future.”

The project analysts from RRC Associates, a Boulder-based research firm, and RPI Consulting, a Durango-based research firm, have been crunching a wide array of economic, social, and other data and administering surveys. The consultant team will lead the public meeting and will provide a 30,000-foot perspective of the economic realities in the county, as well as a context for their conclusions. This initial presentation will be followed by community-specific breakout sessions in which a more precise picture of each part of the county will be discussed.

The public is welcome to attend this community meeting, but an RSVP is required due to limited space.

For more information about the Grand Profile, visit http://GrandProfile.org.


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