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Sustainable Communities ND Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties Annual Meeting Medora, ND October 6, 2011 Regional Planning By: Dawn Keeley, Funding.

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1 Sustainable Communities ND Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties Annual Meeting Medora, ND October 6, 2011 Regional Planning By: Dawn Keeley, Funding Strategist

2 HEADLINES Bismarck Tribune: “Helms: Just getting started” Williston Herald: “Williams and Mountrail Counties: No New Man Camps” Williston Herald: “Four Semi Accidents in Four Days” The New Yorker: “Kuwait on the Prairie” Forbes: “Kodiak Invests Another $235 million in Bakken Acreage” CNN Mad Money: “Double Your Salary in the Middle of Nowhere, North Dakota” Bismarck Tribune: “North Dakota’s Second Quarter Retail Sales Grow by $1 billion: Williams trails Cass by less than $9,000”

3 Taking a Rapid Development Housing Public Infrastructure Health Care Emergency Services Private Sector Lack of Resources Money Labor Natural Resources Manufactured Goods Isolated Solutions Inefficient Potential Conflicts Regional Planning Process Quantify Problems Identify Alternatives Evaluate Alternatives Recommend Solutions DEEP BREATH

4 FEDERAL SUPPORT US Department of Housing and Urban Development for Regional Planning “Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program” Grants to Assist in Local and Regional Planning Initiatives $70 Million Nationwide with $17.5M Set Aside for Rural Areas 185 Pre-Applications Submitted in August 2011 Today is the Full Application Deadline

5 Federal Housing Land Use Economic Development Workforce Development Transportation Infrastructure OBJECTIVES Support for Multi-Jurisdictional Planning Efforts which Integrate Investments in:

6 STATE SUPPORT for Regional Planning Board of University and School Lands Approved $300,000 from the Energy Infrastructure and Impact Fund

7 Regional CONSORTIUM Regional Partners: REAP Investment Fund ND Assoc. of Oil & Gas Producing Counties SW REAP Building Communities, Inc. Dickinson State University Minot State University Williston State University Roosevelt Custer Regional Planning Council Souris Basin Planning Council Mandan, Hidasta, and Arikara Nation

8 Lead Applicant Administrative PARTNERS Lead Sponsors

9 Bakken & Three Forks FOOTPRINT

10 PROPOSED Project Area

11 KEY County-Specific Economic Development Strategic Plans Infrastructure Agenda Land Use Planning and Codes Entrepreneurship Initiative Scenario Planning and Catalytic Visioning Regional Sustainability Plan Planning Activities

12 County-Wide Economic Development Building Community-Based Economic Development Strategic Plans for Counties and Larger Communities Focused on Economic Diversification To be Completed in Year One STRATEGIC PLANS

13 INFRASTRUCTURE Agenda Broad Analysis of Immediate Infrastructure Investment Needed to Preserve Short-Term Livability and Promote Long-Term Economic Diversification – Compilation of Municipal Core Infrastructure Needs and Conceptual Design and Cost Estimating Assistance on Newly-Identified Projects – Water, Wastewater, Street/Road/Highway Needs To Be Completed By End of Q3 2012

14 Land Use Planning POLICY & CODES Establish a Clearinghouse for Methods and Best Practices to Assist Cities and Counties Address the Immediate Rapid Growth Issues City and County-Based Land Use Policy and Code Recommendations Designed to Develop Region-Wide Uniformity (with allowance for specific community goals and outcomes)

15 Entrepreneurship In Partnership with the Strom Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an Effort to Gather Adequate Data to Support Entrepreneurship Providing Coaching to Entrepreneurs and Existing Business Leaders to Assist in Serving and Diversifying Small Businesses INITATIVE

16 SCENARIO Planning Population >3,000 Explore Differing Outcomes Alternative Scenarios Presented Community Determines Optimal Planning Strategy

17 CATALYTIC Visioning Opportunities Community-by- Community Basis Development of Conceptual Plans Intended to Catalyze Concept into Developable Projects

18 Regional Addressing the Six Livability Principles of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities (HUD, DOT, and EPA) Outline Regional Recommendations for:  Provide more Transportation Choices  Promote Equitable, Affordable Housing  Enhance Economic Competitiveness  Support Existing Communities  Coordinate Policies and Leverage Investment  Value Communities and Neighborhoods SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

19 Regional Solution Implementable Local Support Regional Support Specific Solutions and Action Items Regional Solution Implementable Local Support Regional Support Specific Solutions and Action Items Regional Rapid Development Housing Public Infrastructure Health Care Emergency Services Private Sector Lack of Resources Money Labor Natural Resources Manufactured Goods Isolated Solutions Inefficient Potential Conflicts Regional Planning Process Quantify Problems Identify Alternatives Evaluate Alternatives Recommend Solutions SOLUTIONS

20 LEAD PLANNING Consultants Unique Strategic Planning Process in Three ways 1. Comprehensive: Presents 25 Options for Economic Diversification and Improved Livability 2. Objective: Assist Communities to Select their Strategies based on Logic, not just Emotion 3. Expeditious: One Productive Week to Plan; Implementation Underway Immediately

21 Questions Dawn Keeley Funding Strategist AE2S Nexus 4050 Garden View Dr. Ste 200 Grand Forks, ND (701) /


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