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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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Strong regions smart business vital communities

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


Strong regions smart business vital communities

Seeking sustainable development

Organizing Business Leadership

Promoting Competitive Regions

MetroBusinessNet


Strong regions smart business vital communities

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


Strong regions smart business vital communities

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


Strong regions smart business vital communities

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


Convening outcomes1

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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