The Piedmont Triad Partnership has launched a new web site to help boost interest and participation in its Regional Vision Plan.
Working with Market Street Services out of Atlanta, Piedmont Triad leaders are working together to develop an economic plan that meets several criteria:
Perform a comprehensive study of the region’s resources and existing businesses located in the region to determine what business clusters exist and the boundaries of those clusters.
Ensure that the benefits of the economic development plan are widely dispersed and that the plan provides real opportunities in rural areas as well as in urban and suburban areas.
Develop focused and targeted economic development initiatives related to the recruitment and development of new businesses and the retention of existing businesses.
Provide a mechanism for continuous monitoring of the regional economy and competitiveness indicators.
Recommend infrastructure investments to meet the region’s current and anticipated future needs.
Integrate the North Carolina Community College System and The University of North Carolina into economic development efforts and planning.
Create leadership networks that span the public and private sectors and that facilitate communication within clusters.
Watts Carr of the Piedmont Triad Partnership and Tom Ross of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation are co-chairman of the project’s steering committee.
The Piedmont Triad Partnership represents 12 counties surrounding Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. They are: Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin
For details about the plan, see: www.piedmonttriadvision.com/