New panel stresses cooperation over competition

If Johnson County is going to compete and excel economically in the future, its leaders will have to attract diverse industry to the area.

Major transportation corridors moving both north-south and east-west need to be developed, and attention needs to be paid to the types of businesses going in along them. Towns and cities throughout the county need to work together, rather than vying for their own advantages.

Figuring out how to make those recommendations a reality is the focus of a new public-private effort. Business owners, elected officials and other community leaders have come together to map the future success of Johnson County.

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