Reimagine Laconia Master Plan
Community Opportunities Group prepared an Economic Development strategic plan in coordination with a master planning process led by the City of Laconia and the Orton Foundation. The “City on the Lakes”, Laconia’s historic downtown serves as a regional center for health and public services, while tourism and manufacturing continue as thriving economic sectors. Goals and strategies for economic development were based on in-depth market analysis and community input through a Master Plan Steering Committee. To identify issues and articulate a Vision for Economic Development, COG collaborated with the City and the Orton Foundation in an intensive public engagement process, providing survey questions, social media feed, stakeholder interviews and focus groups, and participating in a two-day planning charrette. Adoption of the plan is expected in early 2017.
Project date: 2015