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Welcome to the Economic Vitality Strategy Update
Tara Schiff
Economic Development Specialist

5100 Bullion St.
Mariposa, CA  95338

Ph: (209) 742 1214
Fx: (209) 966-5147

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Updated Economic Development Strategy is available for review. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors will consider the plan for adoption at a public meeting on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

These pages were created to keep the public apprised of the update of Mariposa County’s Economic Vitality Strategy, which was originally created in 2007.

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors instructed staff to implement a community-wide outreach campaign regarding the 2007 Economic Vitality Strategy. After three months of discussion with more than 26 citizen groups, staff prepared a report packet for the Board of Supervisors, as a result of the discussions and individual questionnaires, letters and input staff received regarding the 2007 EVS and economic development in Mariposa County, in general. After receiving the in-depth report, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to implement several follow-up actions, one being to hire an economic development consultant to update the almost nine-year-old plan.

Call for an RFP

Following the Board of Supervisors' direction, County staff created a Request for Proposal (RFP) and distributed it via CALED (California Association for Local Economic Development), and received four replies. The Economic Vitality Strategy Update committee reviewed the proposals, ranked each one with a point system and selected Craft Consulting Group. A contract with Craft was approved in
August 2016.


About Craft Consulting Group
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Craft Consulting Group (CCG) is an economic and workforce development consultancy that has been in operation for 25 years. The firm has served a broad base of private and public sector clients including government agencies, economic development organizations, non-profits, small businesses, and academic institutions. CCG specializes in market research, analysis, strategic planning, and program design and implementation. 

CCG has completed economic studies for a number of rural communities throughout California working to enhance their economic base and expand job opportunities. The firm has conducted a market study to support the development of cultural and recreational facilities in Truckee, an economic analysis of rural agricultural counties in the Sacramento Valley (North Central Counties Consortium) to identify job opportunities in growth industries, a tourism study for a Visitor Center in Blythe along the Colorado River, and a business retention strategy for Napa County.

CCG also completed a study for the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED), which researched sustainable business models to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of rural economic development corporations (EDCs) throughout California and stabilize and broaden their funding sources based on model practices statewide and nationally.

We Want to Hear From You!
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The pages on this site will highlight and document the status of the EVS Update project, showcase the current work by Craft Consulting Group and provide the opportunity for citizens to participate in the project and offer their input in regard to economic development in Mariposa County

Residents of Mariposa County are encouraged to weigh in on the Economic Vitality Strategy Plan. There are three ways to keep up to date:

  1. Sign up to receive Office of Economic Development email alerts through 
    Notify Me to find out when we make updates to these pages. 
  2. If you have a comment, question, or suggestion, please post it here.  
  3. Like our page on Facebook.

We look forward to hearing from you throughout the course of this project.



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