About the Crawford Partnership

A CATALYST FOR CHANGE IN CRAWFORD COUNTY

The Crawford Partnership is non-profit organization dedicated to making Crawford County a place where people seek to live and work.

The Crawford Partnership encompasses both Crawford: 20/20 Vision (community development) and Grow Crawford (economic development) efforts. The Partnership is a catalyst for change in Crawford County, and our investors, leaders, and volunteers work strategically to improve our county’s business climate, quality of life, public safety, and educational attainment.

 

Purpose

To listen, learn, and lead efforts to enhance the livelihood of families and businesses in Crawford County.

Vision

Crawford County will become a sustainable place in which individuals and families seek to live and work, businesses succeed, and public and private sector organizations collaborate effectively to meet the needs of citizens

Values

Be

Community Focused • Collaborative
Passionate • Proactive • Intentional

 

About Crawford: 20/20 Vision

In 2009, the Crawford Partnership held community meetings with private citizens, elected officials, business leaders, school officials and law enforcement officials to determine and develop strategies to move our county community forward into year 2020 and beyond.

The Crawford: 20/20 Vision Plan is the result of those meetings, and it serves as our blueprint for driving change through strategic objectives and measurable goals in the following action teams: Business Success & Job Availability, Workforce Preparation & Education, Public Safety & Drug Abuse, Quality of Life, and Leadership Development. Led by Community Development Director Erin Stine, the Vision is funded primarily by private sector contributions. It is driven by volunteer Action Teams in collaboration with the Crawford Partnership.

 

About Grow Crawford

Grow Crawford is the Crawford Partnership’s economic development arm. Grow Crawford employs a comprehensive countywide approach.

Our economic development priorities are:

  • To support retention and expansion of existing businesses that operate in and serve Crawford County
  • To continue development, training, and retention of a quality local workforce
  • To attract new business and industry
  • To support the development of passionate entrepreneurs.