What are the "must haves" for Lodi's future? How attractive is it today? and what needs to be done to attract future employers? Those are just a few of the challenges the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce tackled in its recently released report, Vision 2020, a combined volunteer vision of what they would like to see the City of Lodi "Be like, look like and work like" in the year 2020.
Chamber President & CEO Pat Patrick presented the report to the San Joaquin Partnership Board of Directors at its regular monthly meeting on October 23rd. Patrick said their research unveiled that economic development in neighboring cities such as Elk Grove, Tracy and Manteca was far ahead of Lodi's, which only has 12 vacant industrial parcels east of Highway 99. He said according to a recent HUD report Lodi is the slowest growing city in the Valley and that equals less tax dollars.