Forming an Alliance to Increase Economic Performance
Praxis Strategy Group and Joel Kotkin are working with the Economic Alliance of Northern Santa Barbara County (EconNSBC) to create a high-performance community ready to compete in the future economy on a global scale. EconNSBC is a grassroots effort led by a diverse group of private sector and community leaders committed to leveraging regional assets and talent to support existing chamber and local economic development efforts.
The EconNSBC identified a portfolio of strategies necessary to address economic challenges and create a more robust economy:
- Restore a pro-growth, job-centric economy by creating a more business-friendly environment, streamlining permitting processes and balancing regulations with development needs.
- Enhance regional coordination by galvanizing efforts of business, government, education, and nonprofit sectors to tackle complex problems or take advantage of opportunities that transcend individual communities or businesses.
- Mobilize industry sector teams to coordinate and accelerate opportunistic initiatives within and among industry sectors/clusters.