Action Plan

Starting with the research and input compiled at the beginning of the planning process, the Steering Committee refined a list of core values to serve the vision and its implementation activities moving forward. These elements have been identified as the most important to our future happiness. Working together, we will strive to protect and preserve these values to make our communities stronger.

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Implementation Committees

  • Infrastructure

    Promote efficient utility, transportation expansions; expand public transportation services, improved roads, and renewable energy technology; establish regional partnerships amongst utility providers for greater coordination

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  • Housing & Development

    Encourage greater housing choice for both existing communities and suburban areas; promote redevelopment without displacing current residents

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  • Special committee tasked with moving forward the Vision’s mission: “all individuals and communities have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to attain their full potential

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  • Natural Resources

    Create regional trail system connecting parks and outdoor recreation while providing greater flood protection; manage rainfall, stormwater as a natural resource; protect and improve air quality

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  • Economic Development

    Develop/expand training programs to eliminate skills gap; expand agriculture industrial cluster; foster greater entrepreneurship; create welcoming environment to attract/retain young professionals

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  • Health & Safety

    Promote more walkable neighborhoods/communities; greater access to preventative healthcare; reduce poverty resulting in stronger neighborhoods and lower crime

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  • Education

    Support early childhood education; develop/expand programs to eliminate achievement gap; expand post-secondary educational opportunities

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Upcoming Meetings

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Featured Milestones

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  • 9/1/19

    Regional Market and Site Analysis

    The first collaborative effort to conduct an analysis encompassing the Heartland 2050 region will provide data and inform decision making in offering competitive opportunities for business and industry location.