About the Project
Trinity County, CA has been awarded a Rural Business Development Grant through USDA to help define a unified vision and identify strategic opportunity areas. For this project, Trinity County has teamed up with Atlas Community Studios, a firm specializing in strategic planning and community development, to build an action plan focused on three major components.
- Workforce Development
- Revitalization, Quality of Life
Placemaking Action Plan
The final Placemaking Action Plan for Trinity County can be viewed below. The plan contains strategic opportunity areas, recommendations on priority programs to address key challenges, best practices, resources and available funding opportunities.
The Community Assessment Report was created in partnership with Broad Ripple Strategies (BRS) analyzing the qualitative and quantitative data inputs to identify key trends, issues, and opportunities facing Trinity County as it competes for the top jobs and talent in today’s economy.
To gain additional perspective on trends in workforce, economy, and quality of life and place, BRS compared Trinity County to three peer counties, Del Norte County, CA; Mendocino County, CA, and Plumas County, CA, the state of California, and the U.S.
The full report is available at the link below.
Public Input sessions have concluded. You can check out some of the results below!
Read the PDF of collected responses from our community visioning sessions held March 15 and 16, 2022.
If you have questions about the project or would like additional information, please reach out to the Atlas team and/or the local point of contact.
Atlas Community Studios was founded in 2020 by a diverse group of problem-solvers and entrepreneurs looking for the opportunity to advance the economic prosperity of small and rural communities across the country. With more than six decades of combined experience spanning both the public and private sectors, the Atlas team specializes in strategic planning, economic development, creative placemaking, grant writing, and government relations. Our portfolio of work includes more than 43 action-oriented plans in rural communities across 24 states and one Canadian province, including a town as small as 80 people and a state with nearly three million residents.