Regional Vision Plan to Launch September 7!
Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Local leaders will launch the implementation of a five-year vision plan on September 7, 2011 at the Des Moines Botanical Center. Capital Crossroads: A Vision for Greater Des Moines & Central Iowa is a five year regional roadmap with a geographic scope defined by a 50-mile radius around Central Iowa with the State Capitol at the center. It is a collaborative effort supported through resources from Bravo Greater Des Moines, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa State University, Prairie Meadows, and United Way of Central Iowa.
Nearly 5,000 community representatives participated in the visioning process which began in November 2010. Community leaders have been working since to explore tactics to accomplish short and long-term economic growth, as well as personal and professional achievement and satisfaction for local residents. Capital Crossroads comprises a series of interrelated “capitals” that translate the necessary strategic elements of people, place, and prosperity into key themes: Opportunity, Talent, and Sustainability. Within each theme, the capitals represent the priority areas identified in the plan and leverage a planning framework for the future. Co-Chairs have been assigned to oversee each capital and drive implementation going forward.
The Capital Crossroads Strategic Plan will be posted to the website at the time of the launch on September 7th. Today preliminary Capital Crossroads vision plan documents and information can be viewed by visiting www.capitalcrossroadsvision.com.