Creative Corridor Presentation for Amana

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Amanda and Andy presented this presentation to a group of community leaders in Main Amana, IA on Jan 11, 2013.

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Creative Corridor Presentation for Amana

  1. 1. Iowa’s Creative Corridor Building regional pride, collaboration and our shared future
  2. 2. Our MissionBuild pride and buzz about our region through a shared identity and collaborative effortsAttract and retain the best talentGrow more successful companiesRaise awareness of each city’s successGrow a strong national reputation for our collective region
  3. 3. Experts AgreeLike Austin, Boulder and Portland our area has everything we need to become one of the nation’s most thriving regions.
  4. 4. …but they also sayto capitalize on our assets we need to work more collaboratively and highlight our successes
  5. 5. A Proven Road Map…and committed to focus on Michael Langley’s 5 Key Elements of a Thriving Region:A Strong Regional Identity Starting HereSkilled Workforce/EducationInfrastructureCulture of Innovation/EntrepreneurshipCulture of Inclusiveness + Diversity
  6. 6. A Shared Identitya symbol to help us rally together as a region and highlight our success stories.
  7. 7. Iowa’s Creative Corridor Innovation Collaboration Creativity Imagination Building original work Making new ideas happen
  8. 8. Why Creative?Pays homage to the region’s historic strengths in innovative manufacturing, technology and contributions in writing, culture and the artsHighlights our creative class and related assets that attract and retain the talent we need for today’s innovation economy
  9. 9. Why Corridor?The common service area and labor shed of our major employers and institutions.
  10. 10. Junior Achievement
  11. 11. Junior AchievementECICOG RPA
  12. 12. Junior AchievementECICOG RPAIWD Region 10
  13. 13. Junior AchievementECICOG RPAIWD Region 10ECICOG
  14. 14. Junior AchievementECICOG RPAIWD Region 10ECICOGKirkwood
  15. 15. Junior AchievementECICOG RPAIWD Region 10ECICOGKirkwoodGrant Wood AEA
  16. 16. Junior AchievementECICOG RPAIWD Region 10ECICOGKirkwoodGrant Wood AEAUnited Way ECI
  17. 17. Junior AchievementECICOG RPAIWD Region 10ECICOGKirkwoodGrant Wood AEAUnited Way ECI6th Judicial Dist
  18. 18. Junior AchievementECICOG RPAIWD Region 10ECICOGKirkwoodGrant Wood AEAUnited Way ECI6th Judicial DistCR MSA
  19. 19. Junior AchievementECICOG RPAIWD Region 10ECICOGKirkwoodGrant Wood AEAUnited Way ECI6th Judicial DistCR MSAIC MSA
  20. 20. Junior AchievementECICOG RPAIWD Region 10ECICOGKirkwoodGrant Wood AEAUnited Way ECI6th Judicial DistCR MSAIC MSAPriority 1
  21. 21. Junior AchievementECICOG RPAIWD Region 10ECICOGKirkwoodGrant Wood AEAUnited Way ECI6th Judicial DistCR MSAIC MSAPriority 1ICAD
  22. 22. Junior AchievementECICOG RPAIWD Region 10ECICOGKirkwoodGrant Wood AEAUnited Way ECI6th Judicial DistCR MSAIC MSAPriority 1ICADUnited Way JohnsonCo
  23. 23. Junior AchievementECICOG RPAIWD Region 10ECICOGKirkwoodGrant Wood AEAUnited Way ECI6th Judicial DistCR MSAIC MSAPriority 1ICADUnited Way Johnson CoMetro Planning Orgs
  24. 24. Together We Are a geographic regional economyBenton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Washington County (4,400 square miles) home to over 445,000 creative residents
  25. 25. The Creative Corridor Initiative Celebrating the... Innovations, Collaborations,Creative Companies and Imaginative People Building original work and Making new ideas happen in every corner of our region.
  26. 26. Raise Awareness Partner with us to shine a light on your topinnovators and creatives regionally and beyond.
  27. 27. Take Us on a TourShow us the places and tell us the stories that exemplify innovation and creativity in The Amana Colonies.
  28. 28. Promote Your Events Use our calendar to promote yourinnovation-related events to the entire region.
  29. 29. Be Part of Creative WeekShowcase The Amana Colonies’ creativity and innovation the week of October 21.
  30. 30. Join theCreative CollaborativeCreative Collaborative Join other marketing, media and event professionals around the region for special events and planning for Creative Week.
  31. 31. Show Your PrideUse the regional logo to show your pride in our region and build our collective strength proud to be part of
  32. 32. Wherever You water tower water tower See Fit website website newsletter newsletter events events window sign window sign
  33. 33. CreativeCorridor.coJoin other marketing and event professionals from around the region for special events and planning for Creative Week.
  34. 34. We hope you’ll join us!Let’s grow our region together, work more collaboratively andlet the world know about our amazing place.Amanda Styron, (319) 400-7782, amanda@seedhere.org

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