THRIVING REGIONS LEAD TO A THRIVING STATE : A SHARED AGENDA FOR ACTION (2010)
“Thriving Regions Lead to a Thriving State” is a shared agenda for action to promoting California’s Economic Recovery through Regional Strategies. Each region of California needs the necessary support to develop and implement a recovery strategy that reflects its own unique challenges, industry mix, and innovation assets based on shared principles.
To accomplish this, we need a shared agenda for action:
• Align State Resources and Regional Efforts around Shared Challenges
• Forge Collaboration among Regions
• Support State Governance Reforms that Enable Regional Action
• Identify Roles and Responsibilities for a Shared Action Agenda for Economic Recovery
What we envision is a network of Regional Partnerships spanning the entire state of California, each one working on recovery strategies designed to promote regional economies and improve quality of life for its residents, while working together to share best practices and address common problems. For this to work, these partnerships must be locally led and based on strategies that have ownership among local civic leaders.