The Creation of an Economic Development Alliance for the Towns of Indian Trail, Matthews, Mint Hill and Stallings
The four towns propose to develop a partnership between Indian Trail, Matthews, Mint Hill, and Stallings to create an Alliance for economic development. The Creative Give Back project will evaluate various economic development partnership opportunities for the four communities and develop a plan of action. Their ultimate goal is to work together to enhance the economy of each community. Creative EDC will facilitate the development of an Alliance organization and three-year action plan. Keep track of the Creative Give Back project throughout the year on our website and social media. We will write about the best practices we apply to this project.
Thanks to all communities that applied for the Creative Give Back. It was a very hard decision! The panel of reviewers enjoyed wide range of creative economic development concepts that were proposed. We are offering feedback to applicants that were not chosen on how their projects can go forward on a different path.
Also, a BIG thanks to our Creative Give Back panel who selected this year’s winner:
- Jeff Vedders, Applied Marketing Sciences, http://www.appliedmktg.com/
- Rick Kiernan, Convergent Nonprofit Solutions, http://www.convergentnonprofit.com/
- Nancy Johnson, Market Force, http://www.theforce.com/
The Creative Give Back is Creative Economic Development Consulting’s way to give back to the field of economic development. 2014 was the first of what we hope to be many years of giving back to the wonderful profession we love. Look for 2015’s application process to be announced January 1. What will your CREATIVE idea be!