7 Rivers Region      Alliance                                            • Who We AreWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM              ...
7 Rivers Region                                            • Region DefinedWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM                        ...
7 Rivers Region       Alliance                                            • Who We AreWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM             ...
Michael Porter: Effective Regions                          • Link innovation assets – people, institutions,               ...
WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM
WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM          What We Celebrate
CONNECTING:                          Conferences/                          MeetingsWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM                ...
CONNECTING: Communication                          Seeing a Significant Increase in Wanting to ConnectWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE....
STRENGTHENING: 62 Compact Signers                          Economic Development Partners               Village of Rockland...
INNOVATION:                          Lean TrainingWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM                          Took to                ...
INNOVATION: Regional Grants                          • Partner: AIM2WIN’s                            $438,000 food grantWW...
INNOVATION: Buy RegionalWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM
INNOVATION: Buy Regional B2B                                        • Crank the faucetWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM             ...
WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM                          What We’re Working on                                  2012
CONNECTING: Database                          • Pilot:                            Shared databaseWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM  ...
WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM                          Grant Funding:                          ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 101
Business Retention & Expansion                          • Surveying                          • Partnership withWWW.7RIVERS...
MARKETING: Properties Database                          • Ensuring full use of               – Commute travel time        ...
LIMITED FUNDING: Access to Capital                          • Regional Revolving Loan Fund (Gap Financing)WWW.7RIVERSALLIA...
NOT FUNDED: Connecting                          • Buy Regional                          • Address Regional IssuesWWW.7RIVE...
NOT FUNDED: Counties Collaboration                          • Transportation:                            Getting our food ...
INNOVATING: GlobalWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM                          The world has 20x the population of the U.S.           ...
WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM        WHERE DO WE NEED TO BE
The Innovation PlatformWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM                          Input                 Output                      ...
3 Critical Outcomes                          • Open, Resilient Regional PartnershipWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM                ...
See the Benefits                             REGIONALISM OPPORTUNITIES                                        BENEFITS    ...
What Can You Do                          • Sign the compactWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM                          • Join as a me...
WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM        THANK YOU!
WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM                          Pyramid Award
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7 Rivers Alliance Annual Meeting 2012

  1. 1. 7 Rivers Region Alliance • Who We AreWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM • What We Celebrate • What We Work Towards
  2. 2. 7 Rivers Region • Region DefinedWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM • Borderless
  3. 3. 7 Rivers Region Alliance • Who We AreWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM – Regional Economic Development – Borderless – Connect Businesses Inspire Innovation Strengthen the Region
  4. 4. Michael Porter: Effective Regions • Link innovation assets – people, institutions, capital and infrastructure – to generateWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM robust, localized ecosystems that turbo- charge a region’s economy.
  5. 5. WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM
  6. 6. WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM What We Celebrate
  7. 7. CONNECTING: Conferences/ MeetingsWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM • Annual Meeting • Buy Regional • Go Global • Counties Collaboration • Cluster Meetings 12/yrs. • Economic Development Professionals (4/year)
  8. 8. CONNECTING: Communication Seeing a Significant Increase in Wanting to ConnectWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM Social Media Friends Newsletter Subscribers 2500 500 450 2000 400 350 1500 300 1000 250 200 500 150 100 0 50 2009 2011 0 2009 2010 2011 2012 LinkedIn Group Members Facebook Likes Twitter Followers
  9. 9. STRENGTHENING: 62 Compact Signers Economic Development Partners Village of Rockland Private Businesses Allamakee County Economic Development Village of Trempealeau AgStar Chamber of Commerce-La Crosse Area Town of Washington Allergy Associates of La Crosse Community and Economic Development Village of West SalemWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM Associates CenturylLnk Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. Coulee Bank La Crosse County Solid Waste Department Juneau County Economic Development Corp. Port Authority of Winona Credit Bureau Data, Inc. La Crescent Chamber of Commerce First Supply LLC Redevelopment Authority of the City of La La Crosse Area Development Corp. (LADCO) Crosse GEA Consulting La Crosse County Economic Development Fund Gerrard Hoeschler, Inc La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium Non-Profit Organizations Hiawatha Broadband Mississippi River Regional Planning Health Tradition Health Plan Couleecap Commission Johns, Flaherty & Collins Family & Childrens Center Vernon Economic Development Association Kwik Trip Gundersen Lutheran New Albin Savings Bank Iowa State University Extension-Reg. 4 Government Organic Valley La Crosse Area Builders Association Rainbow International Restoration and City of La Crosse Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Cleaning City of Onalaska Healthcare-La Crosse River Valley Newspaper Group City of Sparta Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Spierings Specialty Molded Products, Inc City of Tomah Riverland Energy Cooperative Synergy Leadership Group County of La Crosse Rushford Institute of Nanotechnology Wieser Brothers General Contractor, Inc. Town of Holland School District of La Crosse Xcel Energy Town of Onalaska Western Technical College Town of Shelby Winona Workforce Investment Board Village of Bangor Workforce Connections Village of Holmen Western Wisconsin Workforce Development
  10. 10. INNOVATION: Lean TrainingWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM Took to Minnesota and Iowa
  11. 11. INNOVATION: Regional Grants • Partner: AIM2WIN’s $438,000 food grantWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM • Supporter: Sustainability Grant • Lead: AIM2WIN Supply- Chain Research – tied into our Buy Regional Campaign
  12. 12. INNOVATION: Buy RegionalWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM
  13. 13. INNOVATION: Buy Regional B2B • Crank the faucetWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM • Stir the Barrel • Plug the pipes
  14. 14. WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM What We’re Working on 2012
  15. 15. CONNECTING: Database • Pilot: Shared databaseWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM • Start: Workforce Development Could Be: • Economic Development Partners • Education • & Beyond
  16. 16. WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM Grant Funding: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 101
  17. 17. Business Retention & Expansion • Surveying • Partnership withWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM Economic Development Partners – Who that Is • Goal: pulse, compare, remove barriers, share information • We fill gaps
  18. 18. MARKETING: Properties Database • Ensuring full use of – Commute travel time properties listing sites – Airport, rail, interstateWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM distances • WI, MN and IA – Job Growth • Used by people looking for property • We will fill gaps – Demographics • Wages • Education levels • Household expenditures • Age
  19. 19. LIMITED FUNDING: Access to Capital • Regional Revolving Loan Fund (Gap Financing)WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM • “Localvesting”
  20. 20. NOT FUNDED: Connecting • Buy Regional • Address Regional IssuesWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM – Employee Attraction & Retention • IT • Small City Lifestyle – Silent Sports for High-Skill, High-Wage • Cluster Development – Composites – Metal Manufacturing – Food Processing
  21. 21. NOT FUNDED: Counties Collaboration • Transportation: Getting our food globalWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM
  22. 22. INNOVATING: GlobalWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM The world has 20x the population of the U.S. •New markets •High Competition
  23. 23. WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM WHERE DO WE NEED TO BE
  24. 24. The Innovation PlatformWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM Input Output • Assets • Innovation • Networks • Productivity • Culture • Prosperity
  25. 25. 3 Critical Outcomes • Open, Resilient Regional PartnershipWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM • Flexible Strategic Action Plan • Shared Set of Investment Priorities
  26. 26. See the Benefits REGIONALISM OPPORTUNITIES BENEFITS RegionWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM Locality Increase Expand competitiveness Leverage Broaden recognition in to attract, retain, Workforce critical set of Industries the and expand resources assets marketplace industries Increased productivity Quality jobs and Expanded tax base pipeline of talent
  27. 27. What Can You Do • Sign the compactWWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM • Join as a member (+) • Cash or In-Kind – People-power – Meeting Space – Graphic Design • Open doors • Seek out & encourage collaboration
  28. 28. WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM THANK YOU!
  29. 29. WWW.7RIVERSALLIANCE.COM Pyramid Award
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