Jefferson City Working on Capital Plan
The council brought in consultant Mac Holiday to help form the plan.
"You've done okay, but you haven't done great," he said. "The community is still too reliant on state government in terms of employment. It needs to diversify. It needs to grow."
But, even with the plan, Bonnot admitted change won't come quickly.
"It's a five-year plan. You can't do it over night," she explained. "So it's going to be a little bit at a time."
Jefferson City officials hope to implement the economic development plan gradually.