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  1. 1. Prosperity for Greater Charlotte Project An Initiative to align the region’s economic, workforce, and education efforts to boost prosperity in the 21st Century 2013 NADO Annual Conference August 26, 2012
  2. 2. Charlotte Region was #1 fastest growing of 42 Metros above One Million population in US in 2000-2010 decade. Projected to double in next 20-30 years.
  3. 3. Regional Economic Development Strategy • The Prosperity for Greater Charlotte Project and HUD “CONNECT Our Future” Economic Development Group collaboratively partners the: – Centralina Council of Governments – Centralina Economic Development Commission, – Catawba Regional Council of Governments, and – Charlotte Regional Partnership “Charlotte USA” • The Prosperity for Greater Charlotte Project culminates in three strategic plans: – Centralina Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and integrally linked; – Greater Charlotte USA Jobs, Workforce & Education Alignment Strategy and, – Catawba Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (Four South Carolina Counties)
  4. 4. 21st Century Greater Charlotte Global Region  Covers an area in 2 states & 17 counties  Includes 2 separate Councils of Governments and incorporates border counties of 3 more COGs  Represents 7 workforce development boards that comprise and existing alliance organization  Embraces over 58 local K-12 districts, community colleges, & higher education institutions.
  5. 5. Asset Inventory, SWOT & Target Industries, & Competencies
  6. 6. Review of the region’s 47 public and private institutions yielded a complete inventory of educational programs that serve the needs of the region’s target industries and competencies
  7. 7. CONNECT Process Overview Prosperity for Greater Charlotte Prosperity for Greater Charlotte
  8. 8. Why is this process so important? • Develop shared vision for the future with strong leaders and committed citizens • Build plans around enhancement of assets • Consider community character as well as ecology and economics • Two Regional Economic Development District’s CEDS plans updated and completed for the 2012-2017 period • Centralina CEDS incorporated in NC Tomorrow, a NC Department of Commerce - 16 NC COG planning of statewide economic strategy • Charlotte Regional Partnership Charlotte USA Strategic Marketing plan update in Q1 2013 utilized PGC research and findings and consultant team • Project integral to launch of two Charlotte Global Competitiveness Summits, August 2012 and February 2013, bringing 500+ business, education and community leaders together to engage on Greater Charlotte Region’s role in the global marketplace. Collaboration to optimize information, maximize efficiency and achieve competitive effectiveness!
  9. 9. www.prosperityforgreatercharlotte.com www.connectourfuture.org Jim Prosser, CCOG Executive Director 704-348-2703 jprosser@centralina.org www.centralina.org Sushil Nepal, CONNECT Project Manager 704-348-2703 snepal@centralina.org Michael Manis, CEcD CCOG Director of Community and Economic Development 704-348-2720 mmanis@centralina.org

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