Presentation on theme: "West Michigan Prosperity Alliance Community Conversation Regarding the Future Prosperity of West Michigan March 17, 2014 Ballroom C, DeVos Place 2:15 –"— Presentation transcript:
West Michigan Prosperity Alliance Community Conversation Regarding the Future Prosperity of West Michigan March 17, 2014 Ballroom C, DeVos Place 2:15 – 4:00
Some Simple Statistics About Our Region 13 Counties 341 Units of Government 1,532,851 people (15.5% of Michigan) 757,540 Labor Force (+1.5% since 2009) 7.4% Unemployment Rate ( 4.7 % since 09) 8,163 square miles, about the same size as the State of New Jersey 130 Miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline and extends 75 miles to the heart of Michigan’s lower peninsula 10,000 employers,$5.7 billion in economic output
Between 2000-2012 our population gained 86,575 or 6% while overall Michigan lost 55,500 residents. Over 90,000 people commute into our region for work and over 114,000 residents leave the region for their jobs. Employment has recovered from the Great Recession Between 2009 and 2012, payroll jobs in the West Michigan Prosperity Region grew by 50,025 or 8.6%percent, more than twice that of the 4.0%percent growth statewide 90+ school districts, 13 major colleges and universities, 70,000 college students
What are the Required Deliverables? A 5 Year Regional Prosperity Plan including and economic development blueprint A performance Dashboard and measurable annual goals. Monthly meetings to consider and discuss issues leading to a common vision of economic prosperity including economic development, talent and infrastructure.
Regional Transportation and Planning Economic Development Adult Education Higher Education Work Force Development Private Business/At Large Members West Michigan Prosperity Alliance
Regional Prosperity Plan Steering Committee Plan Implementation Continued Regional Cooperation Community Conversations
Steering Committee At Large/ Private Business Workforce Development Economic Development Adult Education Higher Education Regional Transportation and Planning John Weiss - GVMC Dave Bee - WMRPC Erin Kuhn - WMSRDC Steve Bulthuis - MACC Paul Griffith - Michigan Works! West Central Deb Groeneveld - Michigan Works Muskegon-Oceana Jacob Maas - Kent-Allegan Michigan Works! Mike O’Connor - Adult Edu. of Zeeland P.S. Kathleen Sullivan - Adult Learning Partners of West Michigan Doug Wood - Orchard View Schools Adult Education Bruce Adair - Lakeshore Advantage Valarie Byrnes - Barry County Economic Dev. Ed Garner - Muskegon Area First Rick Chapla -The Right Place Fiona Hert - GRCC Julie VanDyke - WSCC Dan Rinsema- Sybenga - MCC Simone Jonaitis - GVSU Linda Brand - Model Community Initiative Jim Fisher - Padnos Roger Safford - MDOT Andy Johnston - West Michigan Chamber Coalition Jim Sandy - Mecosta County Dev. Corp. Bill Raymond - Ottawa County Michigan Works! Kevin Stotts -Talent 2025
Steering Committee Committees Alliance Communications Public Communications The Prosperity Plan Community Conversations
September 26, 2013 125 Regional Representatives Attend Informational Meeting
Community Conversations Can We Agree on 5 Projects of Significant Regional Economic Importance? Criteria Potential Projects Final Projects March June September
Community Conversation Regarding the Future Prosperity of West Michigan We would like your feedback – What do you think about the proposed project criteria? Are these the right criteria? Do you have others to add? How do you weight these criteria? Which are most important?
Together, We are Creating a Strategy Screen A strategy screen is a set of criteria by which to choose a particular strategy or project. It should be developed before considering which projects to select. Must be conceived carefully. Ensures that the selection of an emerging project is consistent with goals and strategic direction. Simple powerful tool for decision making.
The West Michigan Prosperity Alliance The West Michigan Prosperity Alliance (WMPA) will solicit projects from across the region and from across interests. The WMPA will evaluate each project based on criteria established by the Alliance. The following list of criteria is a suggested starting point for the discussion.
10 Proposed Prosperity Initiative Project Criteria for Selecting Projects Long-term impact of project Sustainability of project Proportion of the Region potentially impacted by the project Impact on various employment sectors (manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, etc.) Creation of high tech jobs
10 Proposed Prosperity Initiative Project Criteria for Selecting Projects Overall employment creation Use of existing capacity before creating new facilities Builds on Region’s strengths and addresses Region’s challenges Project readiness and feasibility Public and private support for project
Discuss at Your Tables Two handouts – List of ten proposed criteria – Worksheet with three questions to be considered at your tables Then we will report out
Group Report Out How did you react to the 10 proposed criteria? What were your top three criteria? What criteria did you add? Do you have any questions or concerns for the committee to consider?
Next Steps/Nomination of Projects Forms are available in the back of the room A written communication will be sent in the coming weeks with opportunities to nominate projects Analysis of the nominated projects will be conducted We will meet again in June to determine the final list of Projects of Significant Economic Importance.
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