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  1. Presentation to theMetro Business Network:The Allegheny Conference ModelMike Langley, CEOFebruary 18, 2005

  2. Our History… • 1944: Created out of efforts to unify and coordinate regional environmental and transportation improvement efforts • 1950/60s: Regional ‘renaissance’ – downtown development, minority inclusion, success in receiving regional transit • 1970/80s: Common priorities – Development of cultural district, new airport • Region as an asset • Marked a significant shift toward a broader regional vision

  3. Our History… • 2000: Board engaged in agenda-setting process, outlining priorities, recommending joint venture • Improve the ‘regional product’ • Create a new strategic affiliation with Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, PA Economy League – Western Division • 2002: Adoption of 3Rivers:OneFuture plan • Goals: Creation of 50,000 new jobs, $1 billion in capital investment, focused on 10 county (Western PA) region • 2004: Integrated, increased focus on regional competitiveness, executing business model

  4. How we are Structured…

  5. Continuous Improvement Process for Place…

  6. The Regional Excellence Focus… REGIONAL EXCELLENCE PROMOTING EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE CREATING A COMPETITIVE ECONOMY MAKING BUSINESS COSTS/GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE COMPETITIVE INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE IN GROWTH AREAS SUPPORTING INNOVATION/ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPING/ASSISTING BUSINESS PROSPECTS CREATING STRONG BRAND/IMAGE ACHIEVING PROFICIENCY BY 10 INCREASING COMMUNITY DIVERSITY MAINTAINING HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE

  7. Framework for Regional Stewardship: Innovative Economy Meaningful jobs Livable Community Great places to Live and work Social Inclusion Building trust and relationships Collaborative Governance Working together for results

  8. Applying the ARS Approach, the ACCD Model of Regional Excellence translates to: • Innovative Economy • Supporting Innovation & Entrepreneurship • Developing/Assisting Business Prospects • Creating a Strong Brand/Image • Livable • Community • Achieving • Proficiency by 10 • Maintaining a High • Quality of Life • Increasing • Social Inclusion • Increasing Community Diversity • Regional Immigration Strategy • Talent Attraction/Retention Regional Excellence • Collaborative • Governance • Making Business Costs/ • Government Structure Competitive • Investing in Infrastructure in • Growth Areas

  9. Integrated Organizational Model • Opportunities • Provides framework for stakeholder engagement • Ease of delivering a unified message as a result of consensus-building • Challenges • Integration of organizational cultures • Not all stakeholders win all the time – must be patient • Lessons Learned • Good regional practices become great when public resources are structured in a similar fashion