Owensboro Preparing to Plan for the Next 50 Years

Published 07/15 2014 06:47PM

Updated 07/15 2014 06:48PM

We don't know what Owensboro will look like in 50 years, but city officials and residents can start shaping its future Thursday.

The Greater Owensboro 2065 Summit is scheduled for Thursday at Owensboro Health. It's the start of a year long project into making a 50 year plan for the city.

Officials say it'll shape the city's future and get it better prepared for competing internationally.

"People say all the time, 'Oh, Owensboro's competition is Evansville,' or 'Owensboro's competition is Bowling Green,'" said Madison Silvert of Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. "In fact, our competition is Brazil. It's China."

Health, energy, and transportation will be covered in Thursday's meeting. Officials say the final plan will be unveiled next Summer.

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