This council is charged with making policy recommendations, performing research and analysis, educating the community, and developing strategies that encourage the development of a resilient, robust and sustainable local economy in which entrepreneurs and creativity thrive and the community prospers. While given discretion in fulfilling its charge, the Council for a Sustainable Local Economy is specifically directed to address the following:
- To the extent possible, identify “leakage” in the local economy. Determine how much money is spent by local businesses, institutions, governments and residents purchasing goods and services from outside Cabarrus County that are available from businesses within Cabarrus County. Additionally, determine the impact, in terms of the number of jobs, of diverting some or all of that spending from outside the county to businesses inside the county.
- Identify barriers to success encountered by small businesses as a result of government policies and regulations. Conversely, identify government policies and regulations, existing or new, which are helpful to small businesses.
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