On Nov. 13, the #ChamberOfCommerce
Residential Development Task Team – an initiative of the Chamber’s “The Partnership” five-year campaign – continued their work on addressing issues with the goal of improving our area’s residential recruitment efforts. City of Decatur Development Director Wally Terry and @decatur_utilities
General Manager Ray Hardin led a dialogue with the group about the role of infrastructure – specifically sewer – in creating a development-friendly environment for residential growth. Members of the group, including developers, real estate agents, civil engineers, members of the planning commission, city planners, #youngprofessionals
and small business owners, all shared their perspective on the need for residential and apartment inventory in our city and the economic impact it would have.
The Chamber’s Residential Development task team, the Board of Directors and the more than 950 Chamber members representing more than 35,000 jobs all work each day towards improving the quality of life for all residents of Decatur. Utility infrastructure and the need to create a development-friendly environment for residential and retail expansion are pillars in the Chamber’s #PublicPolicy
Agenda. Retail growth, strong schools, sustainable infrastructure and an improved city image are all driven by residential growth. We must position ourselves to receive the influx of residents coming to our area due to our successful #economicdevelopment
efforts. The mission of the Residential Development Task Team is to develop an environment that will foster the demand for builders and developers to bring new quality residential inventory to #MyDecaturAL
-Morgan County and allow our area to capitalize on the imminent growth coming to our region.