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Economic Vitality Roadmap

Over the past decade, La Pine put a lot of work into creating plans for a stronger economy. In 2015, a grant from The Ford Family Foundation funded an initiative to enhance La Pine's economic vitality.

The City of La Pine and Rural Development Initia-tives (RDI) used existing plans and community input to identify top priorities and form three Action Teams to bring these priorities into reality. Action Teams are made up of community volunteers who know what needs doing and who to call on to help.

Engaging La Pine community members in meaningful community economic activities, toward the goal of supporting and encouraging a thriving local small business community is how this plan will be successful.

Please contact one of these teams to help bring about La Pine's bright future.


Beautification Action Team

In the survey and interviews improvements to the appearance of La Pine came in as a top priority for action. The specific actions the community desired were:

  • General beautification
  • Make downtown look like a place where business is done
  • Unify La Pine's Landscape

This team is very active, already initiating teams to pull invasive knapweed, creating a contest to encourage property owners to spruce up their lands and buildings and coming up with a great slogan, Put the Shine on La Pine!

A beautiful thriving La Pine made possible by community pride

Shine on La Pine encourages the community to participate in economic vitality through beautification by educating, encouraging, and recognizing community efforts to improve and beautify La Pine

To get involved with the Beautification Team contact: Dennis Scott: 541-213-1143, dwscott52@yahoo.com

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Small Business Action Team

Another important priority that the community identified was to strengthen and develop the small business base. The specific actions the community desired were:

  • Help support and grow small businesses
  • Support retail development

Already, this team has organized three Business Vitality Action Roundtables, offering South County Businesses tools and resources in the areas of Workforce, Marketing and Customer Service.

To get involved with the Small Business Team contact: Chad Carpenter: 541-536-2223, chad.carpenter@lapineparks.org

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Image Development Action Team

The community of La Pine's third priority is a combination of Community Marketing, Promotion and Image Development. The specific actions the community desired were:

  • Positive news and articles
  • Reframe La Pine's image

This team is meeting to strategize on how best to show the world what a gem La Pine, Oregon is.

To get involved with the Image Development Action Team contact: Janet Burton: 541-604-4095, jburton@edcoinfo.com


Resource Links:

Economic Factors Presentation (updated 5/28/15)
Community Survey Results (updated 6/8/15)
Top Strategic Initiatives Presentation (updated 6/9/15)
Action Priorities (updated August 4, 2015)
Economic Vitality Roadmap Presentation: Taking Action (updated 8/4/15)

Beautification Action Team (Put the Shine on La Pine)

Small Business Vitality Action Team


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