The Agriculture Work Group's mission is to expand agriculture as a vibrant industry in Wayne County with quality products produced and sold locally and regionally, allowing farmers to attain family-sustaining incomes and driving economic prosperity throughout the business community.
The Business and Economic Work Group's mission is to build an economic base that is sustainable over the long term and fosters the development of resilient communities. This base must be developed realistically and it must be consistent with our desires for a good quality of life.
The Sustainability Work Group's mission is to create, maintain, and balance the conditions in Wayne County under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony meeting the needs of present and future generations.
Each of these Work Groups was asked to conduct a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis, and from those efforts a set of themes emerged, showing up on each list in some fashion or another: Broadband Internet Access and Communication; a Career and Technical Center; Economic Development; Education Opportunities; Health and Wellness; Marketing and Branding; Natural Assets; and Transportation.