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Oct 30, 2023

Our conversation today with Tyler Hinkle, Shenandoah County's Planner is part of an ongoing series following the work on Shenandoah 2045 - Shenandoah County's comprehensive plan. The planning process will unfold over the course of four years with the majority of the community collaboration occurring from 2020-2022, with input in 2023-2024. Joining Tyler & I today was McKenzie Allen, an associate planner to discuss Chapter Four: Economic Development.

Chapter 4: Economic Development

  • Provides a vision and objectives to protect and enhance aspects such as the
    • potential new industrial and commercial developments in the County and its Towns
    • expansion and growth of existing businesses and corporations in the County and its Towns
    • tourism economy and potential to expand and build upon it such as encouraging winery/brewery development along spirit trails
    • collaborative measures for how businesses, corporations, agricultural and tourism businesses, and local and regional governments and non-profit organizations can work together to assist each other for mutual benefit

You can find the chapter overview below and view the entire plan in various forms here:

For more information about the planning process, visit their website: and follow them on Facebook.

You can listen to my previous conversations with Tyler about Shenandoah 2045 by clicking here.