The District was selected by the Simpson County Development Foundation to prepare a Health Care Zone Master Plan for Simpson County. The County’s Health Care Zone will encompass two five-mile radials around Magee General Hospital and Simpson General Hospital in Mendenhall. The Master Plan examines the existing health care industry within the County, explores opportunities for growth of the industry, and provides policy recommendations for future expansion.
Specifically, CMPDD will conduct an analysis of existing land use and demographic data, and conduct stakeholder interviews, which will result in an asset map of the community and existing local industries. A target demand study and a marketing/public relations strategy focusing on healthcare enterprises and local “centers of excellence” that may benefit from health care related development incentives will be developed. As part of this project, CMPDD will conduct an analysis and quantification of economic influence/growth outcomes based on projected estimates of economic activity associated with health care industry enterprises.
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