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Fortuna businesses collaborate to enhance local economy

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FORTUNA- Representatives from more than 70 Eel River Valley businesses met with Fortuna city officials Thursday to share ideas for improvement.

At the meeting, business owners had the chance to learn about major infrastructure and transportation projects within the city. The businesses were also able to share their own thoughts on how the city can help support local economy.

“We compiled a big giant page of notes and ideas and concepts,” said Fortuna City Manager Regan Candelario. “So we're going to compile that, we're going to put it together, we're going to categorize them and figure out what the priorities were what the most common suggestions were and then try to create something to help them.”

The meeting was part of Fortuna’s Business Retention Program. City officials worked in collaboration with the McLean Foundation" to bring the community together.

“When you get a people behind an en devour and a focus on moving forward, then momentum happens and things change. And that's happening down here in the eel river valley,” said McLean Foundation Director Denise Marshall.