An economic development plan with a sustainability foundation seeks to create and implement a vision for the future economy of the town of Ashby that is in harmony with social and natural systems and establishes a steady state in which to enjoy the fruits of the vision in perpetuity. This will position Ashby competitively in the future economy and establish a degree of community resilience that will make it easier to plan for prosperity.
Results of Sustainable Rural Economic Development Plan Public Visioning Session May 21, 2011, by MRPC.
Results of Ashby Economic Development Survey Spring/Summer 2011, Chris Ryan, Land Use Agent
Economic Development Planning Resources for Ashby, by Chris Ryan, Land Use Agent
Small Towns, Big Ideas, by Univ. of North Carolina case studies of successful small town economic development plans