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Goal 1 Employ full time director for Barber County Development, Inc. and Barber County Foundation. Objective 1

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    1. STRATEGIC PLAN FOR BARBER COUNTY Key Issue: Economic Development

    3. Goal 2 Develop and utilize business retention and expansion activities Objective 1 - Using the Kansas Business First program, survey existing business Who - BCD, Inc. and BCF in cooperation with Chambers of  Commerce, Leadership graduates or youth                  When - as soon as possible Objective 2  - Utilize the Microloan program  to assist entrepreneurial startups and expansions Who - BCD, Inc.'s microloan committee When – plan underway

    4. Goal 3 Develop and utilize business recruitment activities

    5. Goal 4 Maintain Leadership Barber County and YES


    7. Goal 1 Develop and utilize business recruitment activities

    8. Goal 2 Identify and pursue other ways to promote and encourage travel and tourism


    10. Goal 1 Retain and attract retirees and senior citizens

    11. Goal 2 Investigate housing needs countywide

    12. STRATEGIC PLAN FOR BARBER COUNTY Key Issue: Community Foundation

    13. Goal 1 Explore and investigate possibilities

    14. STRATEGIC PLAN FOR BARBER COUNTY Key Issue: Communication County Wide

    15. Goal 1 Communication County Wide

    22. What Can BCD Do For You? Facilitate tax abatement under the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. Offer the Micro Loan Program assistance. Explain tax incentives for new and expanding businesses. Find out the answers to your questions or connect you with the people who have them. Help you find available commercial sites Secure available commercial sites.

    23. Barber County Organizations Medicine Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce Kiowa Chamber of Commerce Hardtner Chamber of Commerce

    24. Food & Dining Burger Shack,  424 W. Central Ave   Medicine Lodge, 620-886-5752  Indian Grill Restaurant,  301 W. Fowler Ave(US 160)   Medicine Lodge, 620-886-3476  RayKies Grill & Dairy,  110 W. Fowler Ave   Medicine Lodge, 620-886-5938  Pizza Hut,  Hwy 281   Medicine Lodge, 620-886-3784  The Plum Thickett Inn,  1215 Main St   Kiowa, 620-825-4218  Whistle Stop Diner,  320 Main St   Kiowa, 620-825-4138  Yur Place,  108 E. Central Ave   Hartner, 620-296-4477  Buster's,  Main St   Lake City, 620-886-3256  Dairy Bar Drive In,  603 North 7th   Kiowa, 620-825-4525  Gambino's Pizza,  629 Main St   Kiowa, 620-825-4233  Sterling's Barn,  4694 SW Rattlesnake Trail,  Hardtner  620-296-4670 or -4477  Larson Ranch,  1801 NW Forest City Rd,  Medicine Lodge  Sterling Catering,   620-296-4670  Simple Simon's Pizza  & Taco Tico,  North Main,  Medicine Lodge  620-866-9963

    25. Area Attractions Lodging Copa Motel  W Hwy 160   Medicine Lodge, 620-886-5673 Lodge Inn  Hwy 281 North   Medicine Lodge, 620-886-3080 The Guest Lodge  505 Miller St.   Kiowa, 620-825-4431 Heritage House Bed & Breakfast   Hazelton, 620-221-0305 Hardtner Motel  100 North Cherokee   Hardtner, 620-239-4292

    26. Area Attractions

    27. Area Attractions Lakes & Fishing Barber County State Fishing Lake County Fairs Barber County Fair Scenery Scenic By-way Project - is now a "Kansas Designated Scenic By-way on US 160 between Medicine Lodge and Coldwater 2 Scenic Overlooks - one on the south side of the road is 6 miles out, and one on the north side is 9 miles out both are west of Medicine Lodge on US 160

    28. Notes on Strategic Planning Session 4/8/04

    29. What We Dream of Seeing in 10 years Branson Atmosphere – lots of tourism Increased Baby Boomers Hunters/Fisherman – from everywhere Housing Manufacturer New Houses Regional Thinking School Consolidation Regional Airport Senior Population

    30. Things we think have impacted the community (timeline) Things we think have impacted the community (timeline) Sue – 2001      Ted Turner Purchase of Land Monte 2001-2  Airport 5 new houses Mick – 2002    Kiowa Ag Center/Restaurant Steve – Lake we need Marcia – Hardware store in Kiowa Hannah – Neighborhood Revitalization Mark – Barber County Dev’t initiated discussion and sold them

    31. Discussion of Strengths Good Board Schools Environment Growth Tourism People Transportation Technology

    32. Discussion of Concerns Housing Urban Drain Population Job Opportunities Lack of public recreation Agriculture

    33. Discussion of Issues Long term resources for organization Capital Investment Economic Development Education Committee Negative Attitudes Geographical Conflict Environment (water)

    34. County Information Barber County Weather: Medicine Lodge http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USKS0379   Travel: Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing  http://www.travelks.com/   Tourism: Medicine Lodge Tourism http://www.medicinelodge.com/tourism.html Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty http://peacetreaty.org/

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