Chapin is loved by newcomers and long-standing residents alike. They want Chapin to maintain the small-town feel that drew them there, or kept them from ever leaving. Using sustainable development practices, the strategic plan seeks to maintain Chapin’s uniqueness and beauty, provide local employment opportunities to reduce commuting, and ensure a revenue stream that will help infrastructure keep pace with growth. Goals include planning for sustainable development, diversifying the economy, funding strategic public investments, and promoting Chapin as a choice business location. The goals and strategies in the strategic plan were formed out of input from the community, research, and best practices in community and economic development.