October 2013 BCDC Monthly Activity Report
For November 4, 2013 monthly BOD meeting
•· Growing Bowman Facebook page up to 265 followers from 258 last meeting. Facebook continues to be a great platform at minimal cost.
•· Growing Bowman County Radio October Speakers: Cathy - Chamber events, Ali - SW Healthcare
•· Website - Submitted edits to the initial draft of the site outline and received an update on the site outline and proposal from KK Bold.
•· E-Newsletter - Almost finished. It will be going out early November.
•· The Housing Authority is working with 1 property owner in Scranton and a press release has been drafted and is awaiting approval in order to begin promotion of the program. The guidelines were printed in the paper.
•· Work has continued with the City Commission in implementing a TIF district. We will be on their agenda again on the 5th to go over to go over the "Resolution for Necessity"
•· 35 individuals attended the Affordable Healthcare Lunch & Learn that we offered in conjunction with SW Healthcare.
•· The property that "The Landing" is located on has been transferred from the BCDC to LSS. Deed has been filed at the courthouse.
•· RLND Short Course: We continue to raise funds and finalize details for this program. We have submitted applications to Agribank, Slope Electric, and Consolidated for financial support. So far we have commitments from SW REAP, BCDC, and the Soil Conservation District. We have started promoting and have already received a strong response for registration.
•· A Developer's Packet is completed and will be used to promote development opportunity in Bowman County.
•· Clients: Finalized Micro-Loan Documents and made payment to Balanced Equine. Repayment will begin January 2014. We have met with 4 new clients this month.
•· We ran advertisements for the Tourism position. No applications were received. Will need to reevaluate the program and decide how to move forward.
•· Attended the EDND conference in Jamestown. Teran and Lyn were panelists for the session titled - "Don't Let Growth Spook You." Overall the conference was very informational and a great chance to network with other economic development professionals.
•· A sample contract has been drafted for exploring the option of contracting the BACC/BCDC position. Both boards will need to review it and decide if they wish to move forward.
1st Tax & Tourism
1st City Commission - TIF
2nd SW REAP - Amidon
7th BCDC Board
7th All Seasons Arena
7th Scranton Public Hearing
8th Developer's Agreement Committee
9th RZ Meeting
15th County Commission
15th City Commission
21st Chamber Membership Meeting
22nd Developer's Agreement Committee
24th Vision West Webinar
25th SW Developers Meeting - Golva
25th Ag Banquet
28th - 30th EDND Conference - Jamestown
29th Affordable Care Act Lunch & Learn
4th BCDC Board
5th Chamber Board
5th Tax & Tourism
6th Developers Agreement
6th Chamber Membership Meeting
11th Veteran's Day - Closed
13th RZ Meeting
13th Economic Developer's Roundtable - Bismarck
14th SBDC Regional Meeting - Dickinson
14th Commerce Meeting - Bismarck
18th BCDC Board
19th Finance Outreach - Dickinson
20th Vision West Roundtable - Dickinson
26th SBDC Regional Director at Bowman Office
Project Short List
Entrepreneur Development Training
Workforce Recruitment Tools