A vision for 2020 seems like too far into the future to be concerned about today in our world of instant gratification.
But many of our positive situations today were planned some eight years or more before.
Highways, water and sewer projects, Richmond Community College expansion, development of industrial parks and new public school construction were all items of interest to county commissioners planned years ago.
Many of today’s commissioners were involved in this planning and are well aware of the need to prepare the county for future generations.
The Richmond County Economic Development Team with its Vision 2020 - A Strategic Plan for Richmond County is now taking a business-like approach to overall planning.
Since this has been the county’s approach to development and progress for many years, it sounds like the appropriate approach to planning.
County Chairman Kenneth Robinette said, “If you don’t have a plan, you’re not going to survive.” As a member also of a regional planning organization, he speaks with first-hand knowledge about the need for forward thinking.