The Comprehensive Plan is the official policy document for the county.
The Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Commission and county departments use the plan as a guide when evaluating proposed projects or changes to the zoning ordinance.
The state uses the plan to determine whether or not to provide state funding for a local project (e.g. Rural Legacy, Community Legacy, public infrastructure, Community Development Projects, etc.).
Bond rating agencies look at the plan to see if the county is using resources wisely and in a coordinated fashion. Prospective business owners use the plan to help them make investment decisions. Residents use the plan to evaluate how well county government is responding to the goals and objectives written in the plan.