Jay County has much of which to be proud. It boasts a regional learning center, John Jay Center for Learning, that offers college courses from a variety of area colleges, an arts center, Arts Place, that many large communities would envy and one of, if not the, best county fairgrounds in that state that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. But we also have our share of challenges stemming from our geographical isolation, the shift to big-box stores from local small business, the struggle to attract new development, declining opportunities for our young residents and lack of enough funding to bring to fruition the type of projects that could help spur growth and improve the quality of life in our communities.
We have a community of leaders who embrace the challenges and are ready to take them on and look forward to implementing innovative ideas that will make an impact in Jay!
Challenges by Jay County
Create a solution that reverses Jay County's declining health trends.
Foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem in an historically industrial county.
Create youth leadership opportunities for teens in Jay County.
Plan for highest use of federal stimulus & economic development funds over a 10 year period.
Plan for highest use of one-time renewable energy economic development funds over a 5-10 year period.