The Quincy City Council Monday approved moving forward with a plan to encourage people to come to, or come back to Quincy.

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The council approved spending $625,000 on a marketing plan for workforce development and bringing top talent to Quincy.

A marketing firm from Jacksonville, Florida will develop a strategic marketing plan to go along with Quincy’s 45 by 30 plan to increase the city’s population.

Local business and industry leaders say there are currently about a thousand unfilled jobs in Quincy, with the possibility of that number growing to 3,200 by 2030.

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