Winona Area Chamber of Commerce
2018 Committee Plan


Committee Name:  Economic Development


Committee Chair: Jim Vrchota


Committee purpose Statement:  Economic Development Committee:


To offer opportunities for local businesses to receive resources and direct assistance in order to impact local economic growth, job retention and job creation.


Committee Projects/Activities for 2018:


                      Grow MN

  • Complete a minimum of 30 Grow MN Visits based on a target list that will be developed with the local housing shortage issue as top of mind.
  • Goal: Each Committee member will assist in securing a minimum of 3-4 Grow MN appointments each between January and September 2018.
  • Offer Grow MN visits to new chamber member (when appropriate)
  • Request to Communicate Grow MN local results at Economic Summit 
  • Send an end-of-year summary letter to Grow MN visits and media
                     Other Objectives:
  • Seek opportunities, where appropriate, to collaborate with regional economic development and training initiatives.
  • Communicate within the chamber and to other appropriate organizations a local need that has been identified through Grow MN visits that respond/impact – ongoing
  • Support and Promote Annual Economic Summit and assist new champions if requested



The committee goal is to maintain a committee of 7 - 10 active volunteers.


Budget Considerations:

Securing 4 local sponsors to help cover the $1,000 cost for Grow MN! ($250 each)