1. You need manufacturing.
2. IF you can't have that, go for distribution.
3, If you can't have that go for college or adult learning
4. If you can't have that....you need some government agency in place to absorb tax dollars from the rest of the country.
5. As a last resort, go for tourism. This however, becomes a millstone around the neck of economic growth. (low wages)
Consider #4 with the concept of new conception sustainable communities. This concept and the internet levels the playing field for those who are prepared.