When the owners of Especially For You in Gardnerville were looking for information about what might be in demand, they reviewed the county’s economic vitality plan.
Douglas County Economic Vitality Manager Lisa Granahan said Bill Thomas added a clothing line in response to what he saw in the plan.
“I was talking to Bill today and he was looking at the study to find out where the gaps are now,” she told the Gardnerville Town Board last week.
In the last decade, Granahan said Gardnerville has added 87 new businesses.
Today, Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to hear an update of the plan.
The county is seeking community input related to the plan.
“The plan was originally created in 2010 in response to the Great Recession as citizens, business and government were striving to create a more resilient local economy,” county officials said. “The original plan included a number of initiatives many of which have been completed, such as the Genoa Main Street Landscaping Enhancements and an 11 percent increase in the number of manufacturing businesses.
An update to the plan is underway with a goal of presenting an updated plan for County Commissioners approval by the end of 2021. Several existing initiatives may remain in the plan while additional concepts will be added.
The survey is located at
The survey will be available through 5 p.m. Sept. 28. All residents and businesses within the communities in Douglas County are encouraged to participate.