2012 ends with push for a community vision

Posted: Dec 18 2012
In three years time, Minot has seen a typical decade's worth of capital investment and growth. Nearly 50 of the community'slgdec2012.jpg top leaders gathered December 17 to begin developing a strong vision for Minot into 2020 and 2030. Ongoing petroleum industry activity and 2011's historic flood provide a special set of opportunities and challenges.

Quality of life was one of the top items that surfaced repeatedly in the meeting. Minot has a high quality of life given its top school and healthcare systems, recreation and shopping opportunities, and family-oriented lifestyle. The meeting's purpose was to help Minot Area Development Corporation align its programming to grow and diversify the local economy for the future. This is also a first step in determining the community's vision for itself.