|MORE THAN 400 ATTEND REGIONAL VISION SUMMIT; DRAFT VISION AND PRINCIPLES UNVEILED|
Photo from GSA Business
More than 400 business leaders, elected officials and residents from across the 10-counties of the Upstate gathered at the Carolina First Center on Tuesday, September 28th for the Upstate Regional Vision Summit.
The event included a presentation of the results from the Shared Upstate Vision survey in which more than 6,000 Upstate residents provided input.
draft version of the Shared Upstate Growth Vision
Also during the event, the
was presented. The draft vision includes an overarching statement: In 2030 the 10-county Upstate South Carolina region is universally recognized as one of the leading
places in the United State to live, do business and raise a family.
It also included five vision elements, each with three principles. The five elements are:
- Human Potential
- Entrepreneurial Vigor
- Sustainable Growth
- Natural Beauty & Resources
- Community Vibrancy
When asked if the vision statement was reflective of their vision for the future of the Upstate, 92% of survey respondents agreed that it did. Asked which element is the most important to regional success over the next 20 years, 39% said Human Potential and 33% said Sustainable Growth.
The event also included a presentation by Shelley Lauten, President of myregion.org in Central Florida. Lauten shared that working together regionally is part of the global lexicon of the 21st century as areas look at how they can compete globally and maintain a high standard quality of life.
|COMMUNITY FORUMS START OCTOBER 4TH; |
MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD
|Beginning on October 4th, Ten at the Top will be hosting a series of 12 Community Forums across the Upstate during October and November. These forums are designed to get additional community input on what matters most to residents as we look toward the future of the Upstate.|
This input will be added to the feedback that has already been received from more than 7,000 people in developing the final version of the Shared Upstate Growth Vision. The final vision will be unveiled in the spring of 2011.
The complete forum schedule is included at the top of this newsletter. Because we are serving refreshments, we ask that participants register in advance.