Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance event draws record crowd
Sunday, March 05, 2017
A record 425 community leaders and civic-minded area residents gathered Thursday evening at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites for food and camaraderie at the annual meeting of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance. The event, however, was a good deal more than just a social occasion.
The vigorous economic growth that is taking place locally as a result of the collaboration of a wide array of private and public sector groups was celebrated by both speakers and those in attendance. The common goal is to build a strong economic future for Fort Dodge and the surrounding communities.
The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is an effort to unify and coordinate economic and community development efforts to enhance the quality of life in Fort Dodge and the region. The promise this partnering holds for the future is truly exciting.
Economic growth nationally is slower than it might be. The story in our area is much more encouraging. Business trends here are highly positive. Significant strides are being made in building a prosperous future for Fort Dodge and the nearby communities. The stage has been set to accomplish dramatic additional progress in the years just ahead.
The Growth Alliance reflects a spirit that is becoming evident throughout the community as planning for tomorrow proceeds — cooperation. That sense of widely shared purpose is rapidly turning what were once just dreams into tangible realities.