- Provide an ideal location to benefit the long-term economic growth and development of Martin County and the region
- Create a campus-like setting where targeted institutions, research and development companies, clean manufacturing, distribution facilities and corporate headquarters can co-exist and flourish
- Create opportunities where research and agricultural production need to be in close proximity (pharmaceuticals, organic food and fiber, alternative energy, etc.)
- Generate other community and regional benefits through job creation, environmental restoration, water quality improvements, and civic land uses, all while continuing “next generation” agricultural-related ventures
The thoughtfully developed AgTEC land use category is proof positive that there is a way to provide for economic growth and diversity in Martin County in a way that is respectful of the community’s character. These things are not mutually exclusive, and when implemented in a cohesive manner, will improve the quality of life for the residents of Martin County.