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2005 Annual Convening. Strong Regions Smart Business Vital Communities. February 17-18 Miami, Florida. MetroBusinessNet. Action learning network of business-led civic organizations formed in 2001 Forum for exchanging information and learning from expert practitioners

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2005

Annual

Convening

Strong Regions

Smart Business

Vital Communities

February 17-18 Miami, Florida

metrobusinessnet
MetroBusinessNet
  • Action learning network of business-led civic organizations formed in 2001
  • Forum for exchanging information and learning from expert practitioners
  • Develop and implement public policies and business practices that support sustainable growth and development at a metropolitan scale
  • Document lessons and promising practices
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Seeking sustainable development

Organizing Business Leadership

Promoting Competitive Regions

MetroBusinessNet

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Promoting Competitive Regions

  • Focus on traded sector, knowledge intensive industries
  • Nurture and support emerging and established industry clusters
  • Offer rich network of qualified suppliers
  • Foster innovation and accelerate diffusion through university-industry partnerships
  • Produce, attract and retain highly skilled, creative people
  • Offer high quality of life for residents
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Organizing Business Leadership

  • Business draws on regional resources that cross municipal boundaries
  • Labor market, housing market, land use and transportation policies directly impact business performance
  • No single business can drive system change
  • Collective action required at regional level
  • Business-led civic organizations galvanize business leadership on critical regional issues
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Seeking Sustainable Development

  • Concentrate development
  • Coordinate development with transportation and housing
  • Promote municipal cooperation and coordination
  • Better connect city and suburbs
  • Invest in urban core
convening outcomes
Convening Outcomes
  • Deeper understanding of issues
  • Innovative ideas and approaches
  • Prioritize strategies/agenda setting
  • Contacts with leaders in other regions
  • Renewed commitment
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Convening Outcomes
  • What do business-led civic organizations need to advance their work in these areas?
  • Is there demand for a national peer learning network?
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