In 2019, the department began working with Ady Advantage to craft an economic development plan for the county. A draft of that plan’s final report is available here with a list of the proposed strategies available here. Members of the Ady Advantage team provided a final report to the Miami County Commissioners May 6. Audio from that meeting is available here, and the slides are available here.
As a method of continuing to gain input from local businesses, Miami County has contracted with Ady Advantage to conduct a Pulse Survey of businesses to gather information on the economic climate and challenges facing business owners. When responding to the survey, individuals will have the opportunity to keep their business confidential. The generalized data will be provided to county and city leaders.
If business owners want to identify themselves and request information about local incentive programs, that option also exists. The survey will be sent during the weeks of June 15, July 27, Sept. 14 and Nov. 16. It should take no more than five minutes to complete.
Results will be available about three weeks later. They will be posted here and will also be shared with the local chambers of commerce, each city and county officials.
All Miami County businesses are encouraged to participate in the survey.
COVID Rapid Response Data
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.