The Phelps County Development Corporation board has voted to move forward with a fund-raising campaign to support a five-year strategic plan after a recent feasibility study showed significant support.

“We have investors who believe in Phelps County,” PCDC Board President Fred Diedrichsen said of the report’s findings, which were shared with the board in April.

The study showed that a $1.1 million fund-raising campaign is attainable, but potential funders offered options to refine the strategic plan.

PCDC hired Convergent Nonprofit Solutions to gather input and determine if there was support for the original $3.9 million plan to increase population, spur housing development, support current businesses and add jobs to the county between 2017 and 2021.

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