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The Waynesville community is noted for its antique shops, good schools and high quality living environment. The Community is located in Warren County, Ohio. This report explores the opportunities and challenges of developing and implementing a strategic plan for coordinated economic development of the Community.

The study examines economic trends and community locational attributes to help detect economic opportunities the community could exploit A focus group session with business leaders helped to pinpoint economic development opportunities. Citizens input into shaping the focus of a development strategy was obtained by a telephone survey of 140 randomly selected local residents. The sample size is sufficient to provide statistical validity at the 90 percent level of confidence.