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May 06, 2007

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Our Creative Class Communities program is gaining steam. Here’s a quick update:

Cc_comtie_rwWe’re working to foster more creative communities with teams of citizens across the country. Using regional data on the 4T’s of economic development – Talent, Tolerance, Technology and Territorial Assets – we help these groups understand their community’s assets and challenges, and based on that, build strategic initiatives to build future prosperity. Their commitment and diverse experience with our hard numbers and national network make a powerful one-two punch.

Partnering with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation we worked closely this spring with Tallahassee, FL, Charlotte, NC and Duluth, MN-Superior, WI. After digging through data, engaging new leaders, hosting seminars and planning creative projects, there are now 18 new initiatives coming along. And our pilot teams in Tacoma, WA and El Paso, TX are hitting their halfway marks too - they started their initiatives last October. Never doubt what a small group of citizens can do!

Check out the teams and their initiatives:
Creative Tacoma :: Tacoma, WA – www.CreativeTacoma.com

New Texico :: El Paso, TX – www.NewTexico.org

Creative Capitol Connection :: Tallahassee, FL- KCCITallahassee.wordpress.com

Coming soon: Charlotte, NC and Twin Ports (Duluth, MN-Superior, WI)

posted by Amanda


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