- Improving economic viability, diversity, and competitiveness of the local economy and enhancing its participation in state, national and global markets;
- Assisting local communities to develop cooperative strategies that will maintain and expand essential community functions, basic infrastructure, education, health care,housing, and telecommunications;
- Assisting families with crises resulting from displaced employees and joblessness;
- Providing financial and technical assistance to implement a citizen-built strategic plan.
The Collaborative is not a “service provider” but rather a service enabler. An abundance of local, state and federal providers exist but their efforts are not always coordinated between and among each agency. State-directed community partnerships also exist but sometimes they, too, do not communicate their strategies and opportunities. What the Collaborative does best is offer a neutral ground for exploration, expansion and leveraging of ideas. It provides only the meeting space and facilitates the appreciation of the most important resource we have in the Kingdom: its people.
Our current work will be largely organized around the strategic plan developed in 2010.
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