1-A: Encourage Local Business Expansion
1-B: Strategically Address Childcare Shortages
1-C: Address Housing Needs
1-D: Develop a Workforce Council and Create Strategic Initiatives
1-E: Engage Businesses and Employees in Workshops and Trainings
1-F: Continue Workforce Development as a Part of K-12 Education
2-A: Identify Target Industries
2-B: Be Business Ready
2-C: Build Networks and Involve Key Players
2-D: Aggressively Market Bowman County’s Strengths and Assets
2-E: Undertake a Systematic Business Recruitment Effort
3-A: Increase Vibrancy on Main Streets
3-B: Create Easy to Navigate Communities
3-C: Identify and Invest in Signature Spaces
3-D: Improve Community Entrances and Primary Travel Corridors
4-A: Market Events, Recreational Opportunities, and Activities
4-B: Increase Community Development Initiatives
4-C: Invest in and Improve Bowman County’s Recreational Infrastructure
4-D: Explore Creating a Bowman County Arts Council
5-A: Strategically Market Bowman County as a Tourist Destination
5-B: Capture Theodore Roosevelt Library Traffic
5-C: Maximize Tourism Funds to Support Efforts
5-D: Develop Key Partnerships
5-E: Create a Unique Draw for Bowman County
This plan is intended to serve as a roadmap in guiding the decisions of leaders to ensure everyone is working towards a common purpose to grow Bowman County. Collaboration and engagement among stakeholder groups is the best way to guarantee meeting the plan’s goals and strategic objectives.
The purpose of the Action Committee is to ensure all stakeholder groups are collaborating with one another to ensure this plan is implemented.
Representation: Bowman County Commission, Bowman City Commission, Rhame City Council, Scranton City Council, Bowman County Development Corporation, Bowman Area Chamber of Commerce, Bowman County School District, Scranton Public School District, Bowman Parks and Recreation, Community and Civic Organizations, Residents
May 12, 2022
The first, official Strategic Action Committee meeting was held and a responsibility matrix was started.
February 22, 2022
Several of the stakeholder entities have already enacted steps towards meeting the goals of the strategic plan. For example: Bowman County Development Corporation has implemented programming to help assist in the childcare shortage. The Façade Program was reinstated and is available to the cities of Bowman, Rhame and Scranton not only to the downtown businesses but also businesses along the highway corridors. The City of Bowman has started considering options for trees in the downtown and is looking into pricing new lighting in the downtown area.
Invitations have been made to the elected leaders to join the Action Committee. The first committee meeting is anticipated for the month of March.