SPARK works to help companies grow and expand but also connect local talent to job opportunities

21ST Century economy perspective,
How land use matches up with the demand for job creating projects
Really good opportunity to give a data perspective for what’s going on in the county, where it excels and where there might be some work to do.
Livingston County is a bedroom community, meaning majority people who live here head outside of the county for work.

Median household income continues to be a high point for Livingston County , identified as one of the wealthiest in the state. County continues to grow with new residdents,
Make sure managing growth so give business communities opportunities to grow with them.
Stay focused on the talent engagement piece

The report examined land use issues, taking into account how the number of available sites and buildings in the county compare to what the market is asking for. There was also a talent component and what job opportunities are for those
Have a highly educated and good population of people living here need to connect with growing job opportunities local to reduce communities, connect with local job opportunities that are growing. Major investments in health care sector, opportunity to capture people might be heading out of the county. Various needs within healthcare sector

Data for job creating projects indicates businesses want utilities

Projects try to align greenfield sites with what people are asking for, water and sewer access are important components and fewer sites available

Industry for economic drive: retail/hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing, which has been a great driver for growth in the job market overall and tha5t will continue to be a huge driver

What lies ahead…
Connect local talent with good job opportunities to work in Livingston County instead of commute out. SPARK will be working to attract and grow businesses that have those types of opportunities
Connect further on healthcare talent component and make sure new jobs
Making advances with utilities to try and capture projects

Unemployment rate was the lowest in all of Michigan’s 83 Counties
40459 SANTER-2 :31 OC: ON THAT
Livingston County ranks with counties of similar income in other states
National competitive set