Community Survey ( New Year. New Nowata. ) Step 1 of 9 - Business Recruitment 11% This section charges you with coming up with the key businesses or types of business that Nowata County and its communities are in desperate need of to offer a more holistic quality of life. From this feedback we'll know what types of businesses we need to be targeting and how we will actively pursue them.Dream BusinessesThese are the 5 retail or service based businesses (i.e. McDonald's or Microtel Hotel, etc.) that you believe would most positively impact the local economy and quality of life. Think big here because this feedback will reveal what "type" of business/industry is sought, not just specific brand names.Dream Business #1*Dream Business #2*Dream Business #3*Dream Business #4*Dream Business #5* Most Vital to GrowthChoose 3 from the options below highlighting the industry development that is in your opinion most vital to economic growth in Nowata County.Growth Option #1*Choose Option #1Addition of Lodging/Hotel OptionsMore Food OptionsSporting Goods StoreCommunity Event CenterBigger Grocery StoreGrowth of New City of Nowata Industrial ParkDevelopment of New HousingPhysical Presence of a College or Technical CollegeBetter Local Events & EntertainmentGrowth Option #2*Choose Option #2Addition of Lodging/Hotel OptionsMore Food OptionsSporting Goods StoreCommunity Event CenterBigger Grocery StoreGrowth of New City of Nowata Industrial ParkDevelopment of New HousingPhysical Presence of a College or Technical CollegeBetter Local Events & EntertainmentGrowth Option #3*Choose Option #3Addition of Lodging/Hotel OptionsMore Food OptionsSporting Goods StoreCommunity Event CenterBigger Grocery StoreGrowth of New City of Nowata Industrial ParkDevelopment of New HousingPhysical Presence of a College or Technical CollegeBetter Local Events & EntertainmentWhat Type of Food Options This section charges you with coming up with five major improvements that you believe to be vital to improving Nowata County in 2016, socially and economically. This can include improving the aggregate quality of life, local infrastructure (i.e. roads, bridges, community buildings, parks, etc.), the business environment, role of local government, educational attainment levels of youth and adults (i.e. making our workforce better educated to recruit higher paying jobs) and/or any social issues plaguing growth in the community. Be candid, but at the same time don't narrow your focus on one individual, government or organization. Think big picture and beyond the lack of or sub-par performance of single individuals. Most of all, BE CREATIVE. Major Improvement #1* Major Improvement #2* Major Improvement #3* Major Improvement #4* Major Improvement #5* This section charges you with looking at the growth of Nowata County in 2016 through the perspective of the people with the most potential to influence change. These people are local individuals, organizations and publicly elected officials that have the greatest potential to influence change in Nowata County. In addition, the section seeks to stimulate your creative side and develop an idea on how to reach out to government officials to influence state, tribal and federal policy change to positively influence growth in the county. Individuals - Invite to Community DevelopmentName 3 individuals whom live in Nowata County that are not currently involved with community improvement efforts that you believe would be beneficial in influencing change. Please include their name, company/organization that they work for and the community that they live within (i.e. Delaware, South Coffeyville, Nowata, etc.).Recommended Individual #1* Recommended Individual #2* Recommended Individual #3* OrganizationsName the local organization that you feel has the most potential to influence change in Nowata County in 2016 (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, Nowata CAN, Industrial Authority, etc.) and why you feel this way.Name of Organization*Why Is This Organization Most Likely to Impact Change in 2016?* Elected Officials (Policymakers)Most Influential Elected LeadersThe first step of this section requires you to name and/or select the local, state and/or federal policymakers that you feel are most likely to help Nowata County grow.Local Town/City Elected Official*Name your local elected town or city official that you believe to be most capable of influencing positive change in 2016 for your community and for Nowata County as a whole.Nowata County Commissioners*Select a County CommissionerCurtis Barnes (D) - District 1Bud Frost (D) - District 2Doug Sonenberg (D) - District 3Select the Nowata County Commissioner that you believe to be most capable of influencing positive change in 2016 for your community and for Nowata County as a whole.State Representatives for Nowata County*Select a State RepTravis Dunlap (R) - State RepresentativeJohn Ford (R) - State SenatorSelect the State Representative for whom represents Nowata County that you believe to be most capable of influencing positive change in 2016 for Nowata County. Federal Representatives for Nowata County*Select a Federal RepMarkwayne Mullin (R) - House of RepresentativesJim Inhofe (R) - U.S. SenateJames Lankford (R) - U.S. SenateSelect the Federal Representative for whom represents Nowata County that you believe to be most capable of influencing positive change in 2016 for Nowata County. How to Engage Elected LeadersThe second step of this section provokes you to develop a means to better engage and inform policymakers regarding the latest local happenings and desires of Nowata County.Best Way to Engage & Inform Elected Officials About Desires of Nowata County*Monthly MeetingsQuarterly Town HallsRegular Video/Phone ConferencesMonthly Newsletters/Emails Sent to OfficialYearly Goals Meeting with OfficialAll of the AboveOther (Tell Us Your Idea)Please Explain Your "Other" Means to Engage Elected Officials* This section charges you with stating the one thing that must occur in 2016 for Nowata County to successfully take a step forward in economic and social growth throughout the county. This is one thing you feel adamantly about and see it impacting the future of the entire county.Your One Thing in 2016 That Must Occur*State the one thing you believe must occur in 2016 for Nowata County to take a step forward economically or to improve its way of life. Your Contact InformationThe information provided will not be identified or singled out as belonging to you and/or any other individual respondent. The data provided will be used in the aggregate to help steer decision making and dialog regarding the goals and strategies of Nowata County in 2016.Name* First Last Email* Years Lived in Nowata County*Would You Like to Receive a Copy of the Report of Results of this Survey When it's Complete?* Yes No CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.