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Economic development doesn't just happen. Successful communities continually commit time and resources to ensure that local investments are guided by sound planning; appropriate infrastructure is available for current and prospective users; and that business and living environments are suitable and attractive for employers and residents.

Recommended activities to help guide local leaders in the community preparation process are presented in the following sections. They include the incorporation of economic development planning into the community's comprehensive planning process; a self-assessment of the community's economic development program; and the periodic review and updating of the community's online profile. Additionally, instructional information is provided relative to the listing of available buildings and development sites on GOED's sdreadytowork.com website; enrollment of qualifying development parks in the Certified Ready Sites program; and how communities can best respond to prospect Requests For Information.