Video recorded at the end of the CONNECT! Milestone Meeting on Feb 7, 2013
Focus Forward CI is a top-down/ bottom-up asset-based economic development strategy designed to engage all populations in a regional effort to transform mindset, economic performance, environment and leadership in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford and Mason counties. The economic development journey is guided by a set of best practices successfully employed in other communities across the country. This economic strategy relies on central Illinois residents working together, inclusive of everyone and in a transparent manner to build trust. The strategy deploys a plan to retain and attract new business and grow an educated and trained workforce based on the region’s unique assets with measurements for success. Phase One (Strategy) lasts through June, 2013. It includes four Milestones that help the region discover assets, create action teams, connect resources and strategies to those assets, refine goals and report on the overall strategy and implementation plans.
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