Sustainable Economies Program                      2012 UEDA Summit                     Awards of Excellence              ...
Iowa Economy: Regional Trade Centers
Characteristics of RTCs      Shares of People, Wage & Salary Jobs, and Wages      and Salaries by Level of Urbanization in...
Sustainable Economies Program                    Mentoring                              Technical AssistanceAssistanceTech...
Economic Sustainability Indicators• Indicators: Effective way to manage performance• Triple Bottom Line• Many examples use...
Indicator Set    Financial                     Social                 EnvironmentalGrowth                    Schools      ...
Individual Indicator Analysis          Cost-Burdened Owner Households                  (With Mortgage)                    ...
Regional Economic Planning    • Economic Sustainability Summit    • Backwards Mapping    • Mentoring
Ft. MadisonCarroll   & Keokuk                        Centerville                                               Results    ...
Highlights• Diversity initiative            • Strategic Planning• SCORE chapter                   • Leadership Academy• Ma...
Questions?Contact Information:Mike ODonnellEDAUC Program DirectorIowa State University Extension and Outreach, CIRAScell: ...
Backup Slides
Carroll RTC                    Findings                       Collaborations • Significant Regional Presence              ...
Ft. Madison/Keokuk RTC                     Findings                          Collaborations • Significant financial and so...
Centerville RTC                       Findings                              Collaborations • Low wages and associated soci...
Lessons Learned• Sustainability is complex  – Rarely a “right answer”  – Communities and businesses need support• Regional...
Program ImpactCarroll RTC                    Lee RTC• Input into regional and      • Common, fact-based  city planning eff...
RTC Carroll Projects & EventsCommunity                     Business• Regional Economic           • 7 Triple Bottom Line  A...
RTC Ft. Madison/Keokuk          Projects & EventsCommunity                 Business• Sustainability Summit   • 3 Triple Bo...
RTC Centerville              Projects & EventsCommunity                  Business• Sustainability Summit    • 6 Triple Bot...
Sustainability Indicators
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  • Indicators: Effective way to manage performanceTriple Bottom LineFinancial, Social & EnvironmentalProvides effective structure for evaluating broad measures of sustainabilityMany examples of mid- to large-sized citiesGap in availability, relevance and ease of implementation for small citiesGoal: Implement a replicable method to generate and use sustainability indicators for small cities in Iowa
  • UEDA Summit 2012: Awards of Excellence - Sustainable Economies Program (Iowa State University, CIRAS)

    1. 1. Sustainable Economies Program 2012 UEDA Summit Awards of Excellence Research & AnalysisMike O’DonnellOctober 22, 2012
    2. 2. Iowa Economy: Regional Trade Centers
    3. 3. Characteristics of RTCs Shares of People, Wage & Salary Jobs, and Wages and Salaries by Level of Urbanization in Iowa, 2010 Population Wage & Salary Jobs Wages & Salaries 67% 62%57% 16% 15% 14% 16% 12% 11% 12% 10% 9%Metropolitan Micropolitan Nanopolitan All Other
    4. 4. Sustainable Economies Program Mentoring Technical AssistanceAssistanceTechnical Regional Planning Business Planning Regional Assessment Business Assessment Identify Region Economic Business Supply ChainResearch Applied Sustainability Sustainability Sustainability Sustainability Employee Indicators Wellness
    5. 5. Economic Sustainability Indicators• Indicators: Effective way to manage performance• Triple Bottom Line• Many examples use in mid- to large-sized cities Goal: Implement a replicable method to generate and use sustainability indicators for small cities in Iowa
    6. 6. Indicator Set Financial Social EnvironmentalGrowth Schools Natural Environment•Population •Student Performance •Air•Jobs •Staffing & Funding •Water & Soil •Conservation & EcosystemsIncome and Finance•Personal Income Households•Finance & Lending •Access to Health Care •Child & Family Well BeingRegional Linkages •Poverty & Income Inequality Built Environment•Local Proprietors •Housing Affordability •Housing•Trade Capture •Transportation & Communication Community Culture •Energy UseLabor Force •Arts & Recreation •Civic Engagement•Workforce Constraints •Diversity•Labor Utilization
    7. 7. Individual Indicator Analysis Cost-Burdened Owner Households (With Mortgage) • Performance Indicator • Comparison to other RTCs • Also includes: Peer Min 13.4% Lee 21.5% - 28.5% Peer Max 39.0% – Discussion Estimated % With Monthly Housing Costs >30% of Income (2006-2010) – Relevance – Context13.4% - 21.5% 21.5% - 24.7% 24.7% - 26.5% 26.5% - 39.0%
    8. 8. Regional Economic Planning • Economic Sustainability Summit • Backwards Mapping • Mentoring
    9. 9. Ft. MadisonCarroll & Keokuk Centerville Results • Provides “20,000 foot view” and details – Indicators work for small economies – Diverse community conditions • Select indicators easily maintained by community • Unique approach to gaining community consensus
    10. 10. Highlights• Diversity initiative • Strategic Planning• SCORE chapter • Leadership Academy• Marketing changes • Junior Achievement program• Employment opportunity communication• $1.7M impact reported • Community steering committee setting regional priorities
    11. 11. Questions?Contact Information:Mike ODonnellEDAUC Program DirectorIowa State University Extension and Outreach, CIRAScell: 515-509-4379, office: 515-294-1588modonnll@iastate.edu, www.ciras.iastate.edu
    12. 12. Backup Slides
    13. 13. Carroll RTC Findings Collaborations • Significant Regional Presence MEP: Green Manufacturing • Strong financial performance offset by Training population loss SBDC: Score Chapter • Strong indicators of social well-being • Potential regional environmental risks • Business growth constrained by population EDA Projects 10 Business Technical Assistance Projects Key Participants 3 Community Technical Region XII COG (EDA Funded) Assistance Projects Chamber of Commerce Carroll Area Economic Development Corp. Elected officials ISU Extension 13 Businesses
    14. 14. Ft. Madison/Keokuk RTC Findings Collaborations • Significant financial and social distress MEP: Green Manufacturing • Personal and family well-being among Training lowest in state DOE IAC: • Lack of: education, industries with high 2 Energy Projects educational needs, and young adults • Significant local interest in driving change EDA Projects 4 Business Technical Assistance Projects Key Participants SEIRPC (EDA Funded) 4 Community Technical Chamber of Commerce – Keokuk Assistance Projects Economic Development Groups Elected officials ISU Extension Local Unions 10 Businesses
    15. 15. Centerville RTC Findings Collaborations • Low wages and associated social distress TBD • Potential regional advantage in natural/environmental area • Many active local betterment groups: opportunity to coordinate and develop shared vision. EDA Projects 6 Business Technical Assistance Projects Key Participants Chariton Valley Planning & Development (EDA Funded) Other projects being Local non-profit groups identified Economic Development Groups Elected officials ISU Extension 18 Businesses
    16. 16. Lessons Learned• Sustainability is complex – Rarely a “right answer” – Communities and businesses need support• Regional Economy – Need strong outside mentoring – Informal leaders can be just as effective• Businesses – Need action-oriented assessment – Significant “green” interest, but only if secondary to daily business
    17. 17. Program ImpactCarroll RTC Lee RTC• Input into regional and • Common, fact-based city planning efforts understanding• Increased coordination • Project groups beginning among public and private to form groups • Businesses involved in• Increased participation in social issues discussion volunteer groups• Businesses better able to communicate needs and identify opportunities
    18. 18. RTC Carroll Projects & EventsCommunity Business• Regional Economic • 7 Triple Bottom Line Assessment Assessments – Sustainability • LEED Business Growth Overview, Backwards Opportunity Assessment Mapping Session • Economic Impact Study• Employee Attraction Kaizen • Thermal Analysis for Energy Reduction• Economic Development Overview for City Offices
    19. 19. RTC Ft. Madison/Keokuk Projects & EventsCommunity Business• Sustainability Summit • 3 Triple Bottom Line held 2/8/12 Assessments• Strategic Planning • Waste Stream Mapping• Main Street Trade Project Analysis• Junior Achievement Program• Regional Leadership Program
    20. 20. RTC Centerville Projects & EventsCommunity Business• Sustainability Summit • 6 Triple Bottom Line held 7/10/12 Assessments• Projects being defined
    21. 21. Sustainability Indicators

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