One of Vision 2020's main goals was to help create a "business friendly" environment in Austin. This committee benefited from the participation of a wide range of professionals and local economic development experts, and was proud to support and promote the work of the many great organizations in Austin working toward similar goals. Special thanks are due to the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce, the Development Corporation of Austin, the Small Business Development Center, the Latino Economic Development Center, the City of Austin and the Austin Port Authority. Other support has been generously provided by The Hormel Foundation, the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Hormel Foods, and Mayo Clinic Health Systems - Albert Lea/Austin.
This work will continue through evolving community initiatives that look to fuel not only economic development for growing our community businesses but also considering economic growth and well-being for the community members.