West Michigan Regional Prosperity Alliance

Report
West Michigan Prosperity
Alliance
Community Conversation Regarding the Future
Prosperity of West Michigan
March 17, 2014
Ballroom C, DeVos Place
2:15 – 4:00
Michigan State Senate
Districts
Michigan State House
Districts
Michigan Municipal League
Michigan Township Association
Michigan Association of Counties
Some Simple Statistics About Our Region
• 13 Counties
• 341 Units of
Government
• 1,532,851 people
(15.5% of Michigan)
• 757,540 Labor Force
(+1.5% since 2009)
• 7.4% Unemployment
Rate ( 4.7 % since 09)
• 8,163 square miles,
about the same size as
the State of New Jersey
• 130 Miles of Lake
Michigan Shoreline and
extends 75 miles to the
heart of Michigan’s
lower peninsula
• 10,000 employers,$5.7
billion in economic
output
• Between 2000-2012 our
population gained 86,575
or 6% while overall
Michigan lost 55,500
residents.
• Over 90,000 people
commute into our region
for work and over
114,000 residents leave
the region for their jobs.
• Employment has
recovered from the Great
Recession
• Between 2009 and 2012,
payroll jobs in the West
Michigan Prosperity
Region grew by 50,025 or
8.6%percent, more than
twice that of the
4.0%percent growth
statewide
• 90+ school districts, 13
major colleges and
universities, 70,000
college students
What are the Required Deliverables?
• A 5 Year Regional Prosperity Plan
including and economic development
blueprint
• A performance Dashboard and
measurable annual goals.
• Monthly meetings to consider and discuss
issues leading to a common vision of
economic prosperity including economic
development, talent and infrastructure.
Regional
Transportation
and Planning
Private
Business/At
Large Members
Economic
Development
West
Michigan
Prosperity
Alliance
Work Force
Development
Adult Education
Higher
Education
Steering
Committee
Community
Conversations
Regional
Prosperity
Plan
Plan
Implementation
Continued
Regional
Cooperation
Steering Committee
Regional
Transportation
and Planning
• John Weiss
- GVMC
• Dave Bee
- WMRPC
• Erin Kuhn
- WMSRDC
• Steve
Bulthuis
- MACC
Economic
Development
• Bruce Adair
- Lakeshore
Advantage
• Valarie Byrnes
- Barry County
Economic Dev.
• Ed Garner
- Muskegon
Area First
• Rick Chapla
-The Right Place
Higher
Education
• Fiona Hert
- GRCC
• Julie VanDyke
- WSCC
• Dan RinsemaSybenga
- MCC
• Simone
Jonaitis
- GVSU
Adult
Education
• Mike O’Connor
- Adult Edu. of
Zeeland P.S.
• Kathleen
Sullivan
- Adult Learning
Partners of
West Michigan
• Doug Wood
- Orchard View
Schools Adult
Education
Workforce
Development
At Large/
Private
Business
• Linda Brand
• Paul Griffith
- Model
- Michigan Works!
Community
West Central
Initiative
• Deb Groeneveld
•
Jim
Fisher
- Michigan Works
- Padnos
Muskegon-Oceana
• Roger Safford
Jacob Maas
- MDOT
- Kent-Allegan
Michigan Works! • Andy Johnston
- West Michigan
Chamber
Coalition
• Jim Sandy
- Mecosta
County
Dev. Corp.
• Bill Raymond
- Ottawa County
Michigan
Works!
• Kevin Stotts
-Talent 2025
Steering Committee Committees
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Alliance Communications
Public Communications
The Prosperity Plan
Community Conversations
September 26, 2013
125 Regional
Representatives Attend
Informational Meeting
Community
Conversations
Criteria
Can We Agree on 5
Projects of Significant
Regional Economic
Importance?
Potential
Projects
Final
Projects
March
June
September
Community Conversation Regarding
the Future Prosperity of West Michigan
• We would like your feedback
– What do you think about the proposed
project criteria?
• Are these the right criteria?
• Do you have others to add?
• How do you weight these criteria?
• Which are most important?
Together, We are Creating a Strategy Screen
• A strategy screen is a set of criteria by which
to choose a particular strategy or project.
• It should be developed before considering
which projects to select.
• Must be conceived carefully.
• Ensures that the selection of an emerging
project is consistent with goals and strategic
direction.
• Simple powerful tool for decision making.
The West Michigan Prosperity Alliance
• The West Michigan Prosperity Alliance
(WMPA) will solicit projects from across the
region and from across interests.
• The WMPA will evaluate each project based
on criteria established by the Alliance.
• The following list of criteria is a suggested
starting point for the discussion.
10 Proposed Prosperity Initiative
Project Criteria for Selecting Projects
• Long-term impact of project
• Sustainability of project
• Proportion of the Region potentially impacted
by the project
• Impact on various employment sectors
(manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, etc.)
• Creation of high tech jobs
10 Proposed Prosperity Initiative
Project Criteria for Selecting Projects
• Overall employment creation
• Use of existing capacity before creating new
facilities
• Builds on Region’s strengths and addresses
Region’s challenges
• Project readiness and feasibility
• Public and private support for project
Discuss at Your Tables
• Two handouts
– List of ten proposed criteria
– Worksheet with three questions to be considered
at your tables
• Then we will report out
Group Report Out
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How did you react to the 10 proposed criteria?
What were your top three criteria?
What criteria did you add?
Do you have any questions or concerns for the
committee to consider?
Next Steps/Nomination of Projects
• Forms are available in the back of the room
• A written communication will be sent in the
coming weeks with opportunities to nominate
projects
• Analysis of the nominated projects will be
conducted
• We will meet again in June to determine the
final list of Projects of Significant Economic
Importance.

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