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Economic Development Advisory Commission

The Economic Development Advisory Commission Regular Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Duties and responsibilities include:

The duties and responsibilities of the Commission are:

A. Act in an advisory capacity to the City Manager and the City Council on the overall economic development planning for the City of Homer.

B. Provide ongoing review and evaluation of the City of Homer Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (formerly known as the Overall Economic Development Plan) and formulate recommendations for revision. Revisions, amendments and extensions of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) may be adopted by the City Council after consideration and report by the Commission.

C. Collect and analyze data relevant to economic development to evaluate existing community resources.

D. Formulate and develop the overall long range economic development goals of the residents of the City of Homer through public hearing process.

E. Identify specific alternatives or projects to accomplish the City's objectives and recommend priorities.

F. Review recommendations of the Homer Advisory Planning Commission to encourage a business-friendly environment in Homer.

G. Promote public interest in overall economic development.

H. Make inquiries regarding matters related to economic development.

I. Collaborate with other City of Homer advisory bodies, the Homer Chamber of Commerce, Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, and Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council in activities of mutual interest.