Economic Development Master Plan

The Town of Buena Vista and consultants at Better City are currently at work on an Economic Development Master Plan, which will focus on the town's economic future and will draw up detailed plans to guide Buena Vista's economic development. Public input is both welcome and encouraged during all phases of this project. Please check this space regularly for updates.
Buena Vista Economic Assessment - Phase 1 Report
This document provides a community-perspective analysis of the Town and seeks to answer the question, "Who are we?" (Phase 1 of 3)
Buena Vista Economic Assessment - Phase 2 Report
The Phase 2 Report builds on the findings from Phase 1 and includes input received during a Community
Forum held on April 24, 2017 and a meeting with the Economic Vitality Board on April 25, 2017. The report
outlines the principles that should guide future economic development, provides a Strengths, Weaknesses,
Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis, and identifies Primary Opportunity Areas. (Phase 2 of 3)
Buena Vista Economic Assessment - Phase 3 Report
The Phase 3 Report answers the question, "How do we get there?" The report provides specific recommendations detailing what the Town can do to go in its desired direction and to achieve its economic goals. (Phase 3 of 3)
The Economic Development Master Plan is partially paid for through a grant the Town of Buena Vista received from the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). Better City was contracted to work on the Plan.

If you have questions about this project or would like to become more involved, please contact Emily Katsimpalis at 719-395-8643 ext 21 or at