County Executive  |  Economic Development Strategic Plan

Albemarle County is finalizing its first economic development strategic plan – Project ENABLE. Its primary purpose is to ENable A Better Life Economically. In 2017, the Board of Supervisors endorsed a framework Economic Development Strategic Plan, including the Mission and Guiding Principles.

In 2018, the focus has been on working towards the adoption of a Strategic Plan that identifies economic development priorities by establishing goals, objectives, and strategies for the following four years. These priorities shall align with community development goals, the Comprehensive Plan and the County’s overall Strategic Plan. Together, they create an economy driven by business, industry, and institutions in a way that complements growth management.

Project ENABLE will utilize the labor force, resources, and structures to export goods and services and import money. Its success will require a cross-functional internal team as well as the inclusion of external partners. Project ENABLE will inform budgetary, capital, infrastructure, and work plans for the impacted departments and the County overall. It will provide clear direction and prioritization while remaining flexible enough to adjust to changing conditions. 


Guiding Principles

Glossary and Organizational Key

Click here to see the full draft Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Open House

The Economic Development Office has been working with a stakeholder team to craft strategies and actions that will support the goals and objectives of the draft Economic Development Strategy Plan. We invite the public to come to one of two Open House Opportunities to review the latest draft and give feedback. Participants can come at any point during the times listed to review, discuss with staff, and provide comments. The open house will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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