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Education as a Path to Economic Growth

In 2016, Community Council released the Education as a Path to Economic Growth study. Three years later, we completed the advocacy phase for most of the study recommendations. At the Full Circle Celebration on October 29, 2019, the Implementation Task Force report was released and highlights from the advocacy process were shared.

Community Council continues to support advocacy for two ongoing initiatives:

  • Elevate: Building Strong Communities through Education
    • Elevate is a cradle to career partnership that acts as a catalyst for change, working to eliminate barriers to student success and build better alignment across the educational continuum within our region.
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem
    • Convening stakeholders from the business, nonprofit, and governmental sectors to identify ways in which to create a more robust entrepreneurial ecosystem that incubates and supports innovation in our region.

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