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Aligning Transportation and Economic Development Plans and Measuring Progress

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During the 2017 National Regional Transportation Conference, Mary Rump discussed the East Central Iowa Council of Governments' Comprehensive Regional Development Strategy.

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Aligning Transportation and Economic Development Plans and Measuring Progress

  1. 1. Aligning Transportation and Economic Development Plans and Measuring Progress Comprehensive Regional Development Strategy 2040 (CRDS 2040) Mary Rump, Transportation & Regional Development Director East Central Iowa Council of Governments NADO Transportation Conference Thursday, June 29, 2017
  2. 2. ECICOG Planning Region  Region 10 Regional Planning Affiliation (RPA) – Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)  Economic Development District (EDD) – Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
  3. 3. Disasters 2008 - Regional Impact Cedar Rapids downtown flooding. Credit: Jim Slosiarek, The Gazette Two men row a boat through a flooded area of town known as the strip in Coralville, Iowa. Credit: Scott Olson, Getty Images Loss of:  $2.5 billion in sales over recovery period  $60 million in proprietor’s income  $466 in million in rents, dividends, profits  $1.2 billion in GDP Regional Economic Impacts of the 2008 Cedar Rapids Flood, Dennis P. Robinson, Ph.D., 5/17/2010 Damage to:  5,500+ housing units  300+ public buildings
  4. 4. Regional Recovery Corridor Business Alliance Public Leadership Group Pre-Flood Post-Flood Recovery Coordination Partnerships Cooperation
  5. 5. Comprehensive Regional Development Strategy (CRDS) Unified planning document, combining required elements of:  LRTP  CEDS
  6. 6.  Both plans in need of update  Both plans have similar data requirements  Both plans require public participation  Desire to focus on integrated planning  Opportunity for greater public input  Build upon newly established partnerships  Staff/committee collaboration Comprehensive Regional Development Strategy (CRDS) – Why a Joint Document?
  7. 7. Comprehensive Regional Development Strategy (CRDS) – Results  Regional Economic Forum (300+ attendees)  Regional On Line Survey (100+ responses)  County Summits  Multi-organizational workgroup
  8. 8. Comprehensive Regional Development Strategy (CRDS) – Results
  9. 9. Five years later…
  10. 10. CRDS Update  Consultant-led process  Regional Vision - partnering with CBA, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation and United Way of East Central • CEDS • LRTP Continued comprehensive approach and coordination with public-private partners will strengthen the region’s preparedness and resiliency
  11. 11.  Process initiation/Development Oct. 2015-Jan. 2016  Kickoff Meeting/Stakeholder Input February 2016  Regional Assessment Meeting March 2016  Economic Development Meeting April 2016  Regional Vision Strategy meeting June 2016  Final Regional Vision Strategy August 2016  Draft Implementation Plan September 2016  Final Implementation Plan November 2016 CRDS 2040 Timeline
  12. 12.  Large leadership team– no consensus on outcomes  Multiple partners – ECICOG was a voice amongst many  Timeline – locally determined vs. federally prescribed CRDS 2040 Complications
  13. 13. CRDS 2040– Results  Steering and Technical Committees (80 participants)  Interviews with largest area employers  Regional On Line Survey (2,000+ responses)  The Regional Visioning process will continue and results will be amended into CRDS 2040
  14. 14. Comprehensive Regional Development Strategy 2040 (CRDS 2040) Approved May 2017
  15. 15. Thank You! Mary Rump Transportation & Regional Development Director East Central Iowa Council of Governments 700 16th Street NE, Suite 301 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 319.365.9941 x128 mary.rump@ecicog.org www.ecicog.org

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