Attracting new business and residents is a goal of most cities and counties in Kansas – and not just for those in the rural west and southeast parts of our state. Here are just a few recent examples of how communities are taking matters into their own hands:
- The City of Augusta is using a combination of a YouTube commercial, a website and tax abatements to attract residents. The website www.movetoaugustaks.com tells of all the amenities found in the south central Kansas community, including tax incentives available through its Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. And, to top it off, the community has produced the following commercial available on YouTube
- According to the Hays Daily News, Gove County Residents have formed their own economic group. “Citizens for the Economic Development of Gove County [are] planning a large public education campaign, including town hall meetings in each community. … One significant hurdle remains — funding. The group is in the process of setting a budget, and a request for county funds could come later. “
- David Dillner, the City Administrator of Abilene shares news, general information, and management perspectives with the citizens of Abilene on his blog at http://abilene-ks.blogspot.com/ as well as on Twitter.
- The City of Cherryvale has created a Facebook page to inform its citizens of what’s happening in the community and to get feedback as well.
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We’ve seen many communities starting to use “social media” and the internet by establishing blogs, Twitter accounts and Facebook accounts – as well as the traditional website. How does your community promote itself? Let us know below.