Promise Zone Strategic Goals
Build a sustainable regional economy that benefits all persons regardless of county of residence. Implement a regional community and economic development plan that mobilizes shared resources.
Collaborate to assure geographically comprehensive and affordable access to high speed broadband/Internet and cell phone service throughout the Promise Zone.
Seek competitive advantages based on natural, built, economic and human capital by coordinating the diversification of the economic base of the region.
Assure geographic and affordable access to post-secondary education and workforce training for youth and adults in the region through enhanced pre-K through adult education.
Coordinate programs to assure the availability and affordability of critical health services, particularly drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation services within the counties.
Increase access to affordable, energy efficient and quality houses for individuals and families of all ages and income levels.
Expand transportation access within the region.
Revitalize the downtowns in the region as retail and residential centers.
Increase recreational, arts and community engagement opportunities for youth and adults.
Expand and diversify the pool of community leaders in the region and create opportunities for them to be engaged in civic dialogues and decision-making.