November 17, 2010 Imlay City leaders are demonstrating their willingness to claim future success on the state's comeback trail.
The DDA board's aggressive move to forego senior millage and other special millage captures for the next 15 years that they're legally entitled to is one example.
The motion, passed unanimously, is the DDA board's effort to help push the city forward when it comes to county consideration for creation of tax-incentive zones. County commissioners a little more than two years ago passed a resolution stating they wouldn't consider such measures in DDA districts where extra-voted millages are captured.
Imlay DDA board's commitment to doing all that is possible to attract new businesses and industry to the area is reflected in their recent move, and goes a long way to show county commissioners they're working toward a better future for the area.
Imlay City's Small Business Team is also stepping up to the plate, and is among a few communities participating in MSU's "Creating Entrepreneurial Communities" program. The three-year program offers participants tools and techniques that will help reshape the state's economic future.
Change is not going to happen overnight, but Imlay City's leaders are obviously committed to putting forth every effort to be part of our state's necessary revitalization process that redefines the economic future.