Strategic Plan

Between September 2012 and May 2013, members from the New Ross Regional Development Society worked together to develop a community-based, Strategic Development Plan for New Ross and Area.  The anticipated outcome is the development and maintenance of a sustainable economy that respects the lifestyle and protects community values.  A community survey and stakeholder survey plus meetings were held to gather information and tabulate results, leading to a vision and mission statement.  Resulting in a “town hall” meeting of area residents to share their ideas and enthusiasm.

A Strategic Development Plan for New Ross Area

Strategic Plan Summary & Call to Action

Through the strategic planning process, the committee identified a number of key areas to examine the economic development issues of the area.  They were then organized into six strategic goals:

  1. Increase business in the community
  2. Retain present business in the community
  3. Increase visitors to New Ross
  4. Increase community vitality
  5. Improve and expand partnerships
  6. Improve community assets

A number of strategy suggestions were put forward by the development society which were further developed by public participation at the town hall meeting.  Now it’s up to the community of New Ross to take this plan and put it in motion.  An exciting time parlaying nicely with, “oneNS” and “The Ivany Report.”