Invest in & Maintain High Quality Infrastructure
Quality infrastructure is a staple to attracting and sustaining true economic growth! Most people when they think of infrastructure think about roads, bridges, buildings, or sewers. All of that is correct, but, today’s infrastructure needs are more complex than ever before. We now live in a global society that moves at the speed of light, literally. Koochiching County cannot afford to fall behind the rest of Minnesota in laying a digital backbone for our technology needs. Whether it be cell coverage or high speed access to the internet, we must have broadband available to home and business around the county. Broadband will help keep us competitive in the tourism sector and also in the e-commerce markets!
Koochiching County has some major investments underway with traditional infrastructure. The International Falls Airport Terminal Expansion and the Island View Sewer Expansion Project combined will be over 7 million dollars in investment to the area. These two projects, once completed, will lay the ground work for business growth for years to come.
This Voyage Forward Destiny Driver has a long term mission to keep Koochiching County’s infrastructure strong and competitive. That begs the question, what are our goals?
When asked what they would do if they were in charge, respondents to the FOUR Questions said: Fix, improve and maintain roads, highways, and sidewalks throughout the county. Develop a transportation system county-wide and to surrounding areas. High speed internet and cell phone service need to be improved and expanded throughout the county.
This Driver has been put on hold until a Champion steps forward.
If you are interested in leading the Quality Infrastructure initiative,
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