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  1. 1. MemorandumDate: June 6, 2013To: Seven50 Project TeamFrom: Dover, Kohl & PartnersSubject: Summary of Selected PlansStatewide Economic PlansIn their efforts to formulate a fruitful growth plan for the region, the Florida Chamber Foundationhas created a framework known as the Six Pillars. These six factors include Talent Supply andEducation, Innovation and Economic Development, Infrastructure and Growth Leadership,Business Climate and Competitiveness, Civic and Governance Systems, & Quality of Life andQuality Places, and are those which are deemed most important to the success of the state.Using this framework, the Foundation has released two statewide development strategies, theFlorida Trade and Logistics Study, as well as the Six Pillars 20-year Strategic Plan. TheTrade and Logistics Study seeks to evaluate and elevate Florida’s status in the hierarchy oftrade flows, and establish the region as a global trade leader. The 20-Year Strategic Plancreates a more comprehensive roadmap of Florida’s economic future, providing more concreterecommendations, and the metrics to evaluate the success of prescribed initiatives. The SixPillars framework has been utilized by individual counties, with Broward and Palm BeachCounty creating their own community plans, a step to fulfilling the goal of creating a commonframework for all parties.The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has also adopted the Six Pillar framework,creating the Florida Strategic Plan for Economic Development. It seeks to position Florida asa competitive economic hub, emphasizing trade, talent, and tourism. The Plan enumerates 25
  2. 2. Scorecard Indicators ReportPage 2 of 4detailed approaches for strategic growth, all modeled on the 6 Pillars. The Strategic Plan forEconomic Development works to formulate a multi-scalar growth plan, focusing on statewidegrowth, with implementation of regional development plans.The collaboration between Workforce Florida and the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance hasresulted in an even larger collaboration between state legislators and Monroe, Miami-Dade,Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties, in a project entitled FloridaEight Initiative. This coalition of governments prescribes an all-encompassing approach toeconomic development: by supporting growth in transportation, infrastructure and internationaltrade. The initiative prioritizes a focus on regional capacity building to ensure the best climatefor advancing the Seven50 counties.Statewide Transportation PlansThe Florida Department of Transportation has set into motion a significant number of initiatives,all tackling one of the biggest determinants of success within Florida: mobility. With a growingpopulation and ever increasing trade, the Florida transportation must constantly be evolving toin order to keep up with demands. The 2060 Florida Transportation Plan establishes the goalsand priorities of FDOT, including greater freight transport, an emphasis on livable andsustainable transit, and advances towards road safety. Transportation is a crucial factor inSeven50, uniting the counties into a prominent megaregion with immense economic and culturalpotential.To further the goal of mobility improvement, the FDOT has also established the StrategicIntermodal System Plan, with a particular focus on the most heavily used transportationnetworks. The scope of the SIS is extensive, including highways, airports, spaceports, seaports,waterways, buses, rails and rail corridors. SIS is one of the highest priorities for FDOT, with theinvolvement of state, regional and local governments necessary for the connectivity that isessential to the success of the state as a whole.Another FDOT Plan, the Future Corridors Initiative is an ongoing program created to connectmajor regions within Florida, as well as to connect Florida to the rest of the US. Corridorsinclude high capacity and speed highways, railways and waterways, focusing on those expectedto be a major part of growth within Florida over the next 50 years. Within the context ofSeven50, the entire Southeast region of Florida has the potential to be connected by corridors,allowing for marked expansion and development.
  3. 3. Scorecard Indicators ReportPage 3 of 4The Florida Freight Mobility and Trade Plan has placed particular emphasis on the increasedmovement of goods and cargo within Florida. The Plan lists four main goals: increase domesticand international trade through seaports and airports, increase the development of intermodallogistic centers in the area, prompt the growth of manufacturing within the state, and expand theimplementation of compressed natural gas (CNG), liquid natural gas (LNG), and propane so asto reduce transportation costs.In order to reach the transportation goals determined in the comprehensive statewide plans,FDOT has also created detailed plans for each major mode of transportation within the state.With the state’s rapid growth, a comprehensive transit network will prove to be essential foradequate mobility and trade both within the state and outside. These include the FloridaAviation System Plan, designed to improve the efficiency of passenger travel in the manyFlorida airports, as well as the Florida Air Cargo System Plan, to increase cargo flows. TheFlorida Rail System Plan outlines the goals and practices required to expand the increasinglynecessary rail network.Florida’s immense potential for shipping has prompted greater scrutiny on the state’s seaports.To support what is already one of the country’s major destinations for freight, multiple planshave been formulated in order to allow Florida to become an international shipping hub. FDOT’sFlorida Seaport System Plan and the Florida Ports Council’s Florida Seaport Mission Planevaluate the status of the state’s ports, and identify target areas of expansion and investment.Both plans hold a strong emphasis on increasing trade to Florida’s geographical neighbors,particularly the Caribbean and South and Central America. Strong cultural ties position Floridaas the ideal gateway for US trade with these regions.Regional Economic PlansThe seven counties in Seven50 have taken initiative in improving their regions by formulatingregional development plans in conjunction with other counties. The Treasure Coast RegionalPlanning Council, consisting, covering Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties,have created the Treasure Coast Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)to pool resources and empower the region as a whole. Key targets include an educated anddiversified workforce, a focus on both environmental and economic sustainability, and anincrease in infrastructure to create a more livable community.
  4. 4. Scorecard Indicators ReportPage 4 of 4The South Florida Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), made up ofBroward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, concentrates on the development on a quicklyexpanding region. The South Florida Plan expands on a number of the strategies presented inthe Treasure Coast plan, particularly integration of resources, as well as reduction of incomedisparity. A vital element of the CEDS is the plan to boost South Florida as one of the mainmegaregions of the US. Already the 8thlargest metropolitan area, incorporating the rest of theSoutheast Florida region will position the member counties as an international powerhouse.Florida’s Research Coast, consisting of Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobeecounties, has created a plan with a concentration on a slightly shorter term scale. The StrategicPlan puts into place initiatives to invite diverse industry and increase the quality of life for itsresidents, while simultaneously attracting more. The Research Coast seeks to advance theireconomic competitiveness and prevalence within the South Florida Community by addressingmany of the issues other Florida counties face.Regional Transportation StrategiesAlong with local economic strategies, counties have initiated regional approaches to improvingtransportation. Metropolitan planning organizations in Martin County and St. Lucie Countyreleased the Enhancing Mobility: Martin ~ St. Lucie 2035 Regional Long RangeTransportation Plan to evaluate the status of the transportation network and identify areasrequiring enhancement. South Florida (Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach) metropolitanplanning organizations formed the Southeast Florida Regional Long Range TransportationPlan to progress transit development across county lines and determine where federal andregional funds are most in need. This plan also seeks to improve the quality of thetransportation network by establishing metrics to objectively evaluate its efficiency. The sameSouth Florida metropolitan planning organizations also worked in conjunction with FDOT toproduce the Southeast Florida Regional Freight Plan to improve the flow of cargo through thethree counties. Within this plan, freight is elevated in priority, and the increased movement ofgoods is a part of the planning process. The plan also advocates greater technologicalinnovation in freight management in order to be a more appealing shipping destination.
  5. 5. Plan Title Organization Date Area Covered Key Recommendations Applicability to Seven50 Contact LinkMaximize trade flows through FloridasgatewaysGrow export-oriented industry clustersPosition Florida as a global hubStatewide strategies organized according tosix pillars of Floridas future economy:Provides common framework for integratingpublic and private initiatives at the statewideand regional levels (Statewide plan)Talent Supply and EducationInnovation and Economic DevelopmentInfrastructure and Growth LeadershipBusiness Climate and CompetitivenessCivic and Governance SystemsQuality of Life and Quality PlacesStrengthen collaboration and alignmentamong state, regional, and local entitiestoward the state’s economic visionDevelop and implement a statewide strategyto develop regional talent and innovationclusters using global best practices.Strengthen Florida’s economic regions andconnect resources across regions to buildFlorida as a globally competitive megaregionPosition Florida as a global hub for trade,visitors, talent, innovation, and investment25 specific strategies tied to the Six Pillars ofFloridas Future EconomyA highly skilled and educated workforceAn innovative and sustainable regionaleconomy supported by the growth ofestablished and emerging industry clustersPhysical infrastructure which encouragessustainable business growth and a diverseeconomyAn entrepreneurial culture that fosters andsupports the creation of new businessventures;Increased regional collaboration in support ofthe Region’s visionImproved community planning and urbandesign to create more livable communitiesA healthy, sustainable natural environmentand natural resource supplyImprove collaboration and alignment amongthe South Florida’s public, private andnon‐profit entities to create one voice insupport of the Region’s economic visionDevelop regional talent and innovationclusters using global best practices.Create a globally competitive SoutheastFlorida superregion by integrating economicdevelopment, infrastructure, and otherresources within Monroe, Miami‐Dade,Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, andIndian River countiesEnhance South Florida’s position as a globalhub for trade, visitors, talent, innovation andinvestment.Selected Statewide and Regional Transportation and Economic Development Plans Coast Comprehensive EconomicDevelopment Strategy (CEDS)2012Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin,Palm BeachGreg VadaySouth Florida Comprehensive EconomicDevelopment Strategy (CEDS)2012Monroe, Miami-Dade,BrowardRichard OgburnFlorida Strategic Plan for EconomicDevelopmentto be released June2013Florida Barbara Foster2010; update to bereleased October 2013Florida Chamber FoundationSix Pillars 20-Year Strategic Plan Florida Chamber Foundation 2012 Florida Tony CarvajalLinked to Comprehensive EconomicDevelopment StrategiesLinked to county-specific initiatives, includingBroward and Palm BeachFlorida Department of Economic Opportunity (Broward County) (Palm Beach County)Florida Trade and Logistics Study FloridaProvides recommendations for statewidepolicies and investments, which can beapplied at the regional level.Tony Carvajal (plan at a glancedocument)Establishes statewide goals and strategies foreconomic development, with integration toregional and local plansTreasure Cost Regional Planning CouncilSouth Florida Regional Planning CouncilAnalyzes regional economy, guides regionalgoals & objectives, identifies investmentpriorities & funding sourcesProvides five year economic developmentroadmap, integrated with statewide planServes as vehicle to justify and draw downfederal fundsAnalyzes regional economy, guides regionalgoals & objectives, identifies investmentpriorities & funding sourcesProvides five year economic developmentroadmap, integrated with statewide plan
  6. 6. Plan Title Organization Date Area Covered Key Recommendations Applicability to Seven50 Contact LinkSelected Statewide and Regional Transportation and Economic Development Plans; update to bereleased October 2013Florida Chamber FoundationFlorida Trade and Logistics Study FloridaProvides recommendations for statewidepolicies and investments, which can beapplied at the regional level.Tony CarvajalEnhance South Florida’s resiliency to respond,maintain continuity of business operations,recover and adapt to future disruptions to theRegion’s economyFocus on increasing equity and reducingeconomic disparities in the Region in each ofthe other strategies to increase communityengagement on prosperityAttract, nurture, grow and sustain targetedindustries in the four county regionSustain and enhance the regions economiccompetitive business climate, quality of lifeand infrastructureEngender trust from regional leaders,community stakeholders and partnerorganizations to ensure our economiccompetitivenessWorkforce Florida, Inc. Statewide coordinationStrategic project funded through WorkforceFlorida to build regional capacity; job andbusiness retention; internationaldiversification; and empower regionalcollaborationDebbie McMullianGreater Fort Lauderdale AllianceMonroe, Miami-Dade,Broward, Palm Beach, Martin,St. Lucie, Indian RiverRegional strategy focuses on data sharing andcapacity building related to transportation,logistics, and international tradeRon DrewInvest in transportation systems to support aprosperous, globally competitive economyMake transportation decisions to support andenhance livable communitiesMake transportation decisions to promoteresponsible environmental stewardshipProvide a safe and secure transportationsystem for all usersMaintain and operate Floridas transportationproactivelyImprove mobility and connectivity for peopleand freightStrategic Intermodal System Plan Florida Department of Transportation 2010; update by 2015 FloridaGuidance for designating and improvingstatewide system of high-prioritytransportation hubs, corridors, and connectorsThe SIS is Floridas highest statewide priorityfor transportation capacity improvements; theSIS planning region for Southeast Floridacorresponds to the Seven50 regionBrian Watts Corridors Initiative Florida Department of Transportation OngoingStatewide with specificinteregional study areasPlan for the future of major transportationcorridors critical to the state’s economiccompetitiveness and quality of life over thenext 50 yearsA future study area would assess connectivitybetween Southeast Florida, the Heartland, andCentral FloridaHuiwei Shen www.flfuturecorridors.orgIncrease the flow of domestic andinternational trade through the statesseaports and airportsIncrease the development of intermodallogistic centers in the stateIncrease the development of manufacturingindustries in the stateIncrease the implementation of compressednatural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG),and propane energy policies that reducetransportation costs for businesses andresidents located in the stateFlorida Aviation System Plan Florida Department of TransportationContinous updateprocessFloridaIdentifies strategic goals for Floridas aviationsystem and the actions needed to achievethose goalsProvides policy guidance for airport planningand state investments in airportsAaron Smith Flores Florida Comprehensive EconomicDevelopment Strategy (CEDS)2012Monroe, Miami-Dade,BrowardRichard OgburnSouth Florida Regional Planning CouncilServes as vehicle to justify and draw downfederal fundsFlorida Eight InitiativeDraft regional strategyreleased January 2013Provides resources and partnerships to focuson transportation, logistics, and internationaltrade Shen Research Coast Strategic Plan Floridas Research Coast 2010Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River,Okeechobee countiesIdentifies near-term economic developmentactivities for four-county areaFlorida Department of Transportation2060 Florida Transportation Plan FloridaIdentifies goals and objectives to guidetransportation decisions over the next50 yearsEstablishes the policy framework forexpenditure of state and federaltransportation funds flowing through FloridaDOTs work program2010; update by 2015Florida Freight Mobility and Trade PlanInvestment Element tobe adopted June 2013;Investment Element inJune 2014FloridaWill define statewide policies and investmentto accomplish vision of becoming a global hubfor trade, logistics, and export-orientedmanufacturingFlorida Department of Transportation
  7. 7. Plan Title Organization Date Area Covered Key Recommendations Applicability to Seven50 Contact LinkSelected Statewide and Regional Transportation and Economic Development Plans; update to bereleased October 2013Florida Chamber FoundationFlorida Trade and Logistics Study FloridaProvides recommendations for statewidepolicies and investments, which can beapplied at the regional level.Tony CarvajalFlorida Air Cargo System Plan Florida Department of Transportation 2009 (update 2013) FloridaDescribes air cargo impact in Florida’seconomy, airport market share and industrytrendsProvides policy guidance for airport planningand state investments in airportsAaron Smith Rail System Plan Florida Department of Transportation2009-2010 (update2014)FloridaEstablishes policy goals and identifiesinvestment needs and priorities for Floridasfreight and passenger rail systemProvides policy guidance for state investmentsin railEd Lee Seaport System Plan Florida Department of Transportation 2010 FloridaEstablishes policy goals and identifiesinvestment needs and priorities for Floridasseaport systemProvides policy guidance for state investmentsin seaportsMeredith Dalhrose Seaport Mission Plan Florida Ports Council 2013 (annual update) FloridaDescribes activity levels and economic impactof Floridas seaports, and identiifes futureinvestment needsIdentifies investment needs and commonpriorities of the states 15 deepwater seaportsDoug Wheeler Mobility: Martin ~ St. Lucie 2035Regional Long Range Transportation PlanMartin and St. Lucie metropolitan planningorganizations2011 Martin and St. Lucie countiesIdentifies long term regional transportationgoals, need, and prioritiesIdentifies and sets priorities among regionaltransportation investment needsPeter Buchwald regional goals, objectives, measureof effectivenessIdentifies regional transportation networkDefines regional needs and priorities foravailable fundingFlorida Department of TransportationEnsures the integration of freight planninginto the regional planning processJeff WeidnerSets priorities among freight investmentneedsIdentifies of technology advances to benefitfreight movementIdentifies regional freight investmentprioritiesSoutheast Florida Regional Freight Plan2010 (2013 updateunderway)Identifies and sets priorities among regionaltransportation investment needsWilson Fernandez, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beachmetropolitan planning organizationsSoutheast Florida Regional Long RangeTransportation PlanBroward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beachmetropolitan planning organizations2010 (updateunderway)Miami-Dade, Broward, PalmBeachMiami-Dade, Broward, PalmBeach Stuart