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Economic Development in the post COVID are will be written about for decades. However early indicators seem to favor communities like Elgin. We have affordable housing relative to major metropolitan areas, we have beautiful outdoor spaces, access to Chicago, and our population diversity is a tremendous asset. We need to shout this from the mountain tops and go after remote workers. We also need to showcase the affordability of our commercial space to business owners in Chicago and other surrounding communities. Additionally I believe we need to start intentional conversations around our opportunity zones. We need to ensure our residents are given a chance to invest in their community; they deserve to own a part of our progress. However all of this is takes a lot of work, and I think we need to strongly consider bringing a full-economic developer to work for Elgin.