The main outcome from the 'Independent Town' initiative is: a) Transition of resident's awareness, b) Establishing Seogwipolike town and c)Profit making.
Firstly, by participating in the transition of resident's awareness program, Seogwipo residents are now autonomously make changes in their own town. For example, they developed products made by natural resources and operated experiential program related to tourism industry and as a result it has empowered its residents to become the main beneficiary of the profit making. Therefore it is a significant results including; a transition of idea, where the residents learnt new knowledge and technologies and enable them to breakthrough the problems regarding their community, an introduction of informationalization to production technology and its management. As a result, there are already 37 'Independent Town' developed and it is being proliferated to other parts of the region. In addition, Seogwipo city is communicating with other cities by establishing a sisterhood ship with its active communication channel in their own seb site(http://jeju.invil.org/) The communication channels differ from one-to-one and or one-to-all or in other versions. Seogwipo city could inform their customers with accurate information about their regional product and hence it is now increasing the income for the local community.
Secondly, the establishment of 'Seogwipo like Town' is under operating.Specifically, the city developed a carriage-drive by utilizing the unique traditional horse culture of Jeju and its sorrowful tales of horse-tewoori(Jeju dialect for horseman). Also the city is operating programs with strong Seogwipo characteristics such as the Honinji traditional wedding ceremony experience program, where they use the traditional Tamna (Ancient Jeju's name) three differently surnamed ancestors' marriage mythology about the place. Moreover, there is the straw connecting activity originated from Jeju's custom where they had to built straw-thatched roof in order to combat the strong sea wind. As a result, active progressions has been made for abundant regional culture creation, improvement for daily routine environment and restoration of community.
Finally, the most eye-catching fact is that the residents' quality of life has increased due to the 'profit making' result of this program. Discovering the income resource, designating a theme with unique natural resources and production of pure agricultural and marine products accelerated the community's competency. The unique Seogwipo products such as green tea ice cream, dried-radish, black bean tofu and camellia cosmetics that are made from pure Seogwipo green tea, radish, black beans, camellia oil and other items are now contributing to the high income for farming families. By selling these products, the community is making approximately 1,246 thousands US dollars per year. The members of community are now self-evaluating the result and reflect it on their town development planning and their effort gained highly positive comments as it is paving a new way for the community's new growth engine.