Agenda 360 gets $70,000 boost from Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Greater Cincinnati's Agenda 360 planning initiative got a $70,000 grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation to continue its regional planning efforts.

The grant will help fund the Office of Agenda 360's efforts to attract and retain talent, jobs and economic opportunity to the region through specific benchmarks. They were set through a series comprehensive community surveys and the input of area business and civic leaders. In total more than 8,000 people contributed to Agenda 360's goals that look toward transforming the city and surrounding region by 2020.

The initiative was launched by the Cincinnati Regional Chamber and was aligned with Northern Kentucky's Vision 2015 plan and the United Way's State of the Community Report.

"The continued financial support of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation for implementation of Agenda 360 is a significant vote of confidence for the progress of the plan, the community partners who are spearheading initiatives and the countless volunteers who are committed to transforming our region," said Myrita Craig, executive director of the Office of Agenda 360.

Among Agenda 360's goals are:

  • The addition of 150,000 20 to 34-year-olds in the region's workforce, a 50 percent increase over today
  • A net addition of 200,000 new jobs
  • A minimum income for all households of 250 percent above the poverty line, incorporating a United Way goal

The  Alliance for Regional Stewardship named Agenda 360 the 2009 recipient of its Organizational Champion Award.

Writer: Feoshia Henderson
Source: Chris Kemper, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
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