Golden Leaf Foundation Strategic Plan

Creative EDC partnered with Economic Leadership to facilitate a strategic plan for Golden LEAF, one of North Carolina’s most important economic development institutions. Golden LEAF’s new strategic plan is designed to increase the Foundation’s effectiveness, efficiency, and impact, establish priorities, provide organizational direction, communicate to internal and external stakeholders, and simplify decision-making. It positions Golden LEAF as a source of thought leadership and innovation that makes grants and leverages additional resources to achieve its mission. The goal of the strategic planning process was to stay true to the mission and to create a new strategic plan that helps Golden LEAF become more effective, efficient, and impactful.  

Golden LEAF’s Focus Areas  

  • Job Creation and Economic Investment 
  • Workforce Preparedness/Talent Development 
  • Agriculture 
  • Community Competitiveness, Capacity, and Vitality 
  • Organizational Excellence 

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