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Community Input survey results revealed


Community leaders are sharing ideas on priorities to move the Owensboro area forward.

The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation, and local government leaders sent out a survey last month asking the public to help identify projects that they thought would help keep the community moving forward.

"We were pleased with the feedback. We had over 100 submissions to our survey of different ideas and different opinions on what should be there," said Amy Jackson, President and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce.

The results of the survey were announced at an input session this afternoon to community members and board members from different organizations. People at the input session voiced what projects they thought should be made a top priority.

"Every dollar that we spend, every project that we work on, is all about trying to advance and satisfy the public because ultimately it's their tax dollars," said Madison Silvert, Economic Development Corporation.

The crowed at this input session ranked advance education projects like Owensboro Community and Technical College Advance Technology Center Phase II and transportation projects like Interstate 67 as top priorities.

"Normally this is done just by the elected officials. This is the first time that we've gone out sought feedback in a broad setting like this," said Jackson.

The Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation, and government leaders will combine all the feedback and share the community's top priorities with elected officials in Frankfort. The next community input session will be at the Audubon Area Community Services this Friday at noon.

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