Like many rural communities, the Ely area has struggled to maintain a vibrant economy in the wake of the 2007-08 economic recession. Empty storefronts are a visible reminder of the challenges we face in attracting young people and ensuring that they have employment opportunities throughout the year.
Yet there are signs of an Ely renaissance:
Incredible Ely (IE) in conjunction with the City of Ely and the Chamber of Commerce is part of the community-wide effort to make the area a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Incredible Ely Objectives and Guiding Principles
The purpose of Incredible Ely is to revitalize Ely’s downtown and in the Ely area by connecting businesses, people, knowledge, ideas, and resources. IE’s vision is a dynamic, innovative, and distinctive community with a diversified and seasonally-balanced economic base.
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