Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision

We desire to help create a dynamic, innovative, and distinctive community with a diversified and seasonally balanced economic base.

* By dynamic we mean smart growth oriented and always embracing change.

* By innovative we mean introducing new ideas; original and creative in thinking.

* By distinctive we mean embracing our historical character and unique advantages.

* By diversified and seasonally balanced economic base we mean a wide range of economic sectors including but not limited to service, government, health services, education, manufacturing, forestry, mining, tourism, and creative arts which create stable sales and employment throughout out the year.


Our mission is to revitalize Ely’s downtown and support economic growth in the Ely area by connecting people, knowledge, ideas and resources.

Core Values
  • Value stream not personal
  • Focus on things gone right not gone wrong
  • Trust
  • Customer Focused
  • Supportive
  • Creative not competitive
  • Problem Solvers Entrepreneurial
  • Collaborative
  • Cooperative
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