Ko... is a world-class lifestyle city:
- where entrepreneurs start, grow, and maintain a variety of businesses;
- where citizens pursue life-long learning in first-rate schools, libraries, historic, and cultural
- where residents, workers, and tourists circulate around and enjoy the Heart of the city – on both sides of the Kymijoki, along the main shopping street, and throughout the shopping complex;
- where travelers appreciate the historic and natural scenery;
- where homebuyers and renters of all ages and incomes are drawn by safe and appealing
- where taxpayers enjoy competitive tax rates and superior services.
The City Council shall achieve this vision by:
- acting as a model of teamwork and efficiency in its own deliberations;
- creating an ongoing partnership with state government; and
- organizing a responsive, flexible, and effective economic development program.