MPC has released its Plan for Prosperity: 2011 Policy Objectives, our annual agenda for developing, advocating for, and implementing policies that advance our mission.
The 2011 Plan for Prosperity explains what we mean by “sustainable, equitable and competitive,” how that adds up to “livable,” and what we are working on this year — in partnership with fellow advocates, the business community, and decision-makers at the municipal, regional, state and federal levels — to get there.
Cities, regions and states, along with the federal government, face a tall order in 2011: Build a stronger economy through more livable communities. Success will require policy reform, smarter investment decisions, a commitment to innovation, and, most of all, leadership by individuals, businesses and government.
We all have a part to play, and while MPC has defined its role in our plan, we never work alone. For 77 years, a cooperative approach has proven fundamental to making lasting change in our growing region. Our partnerships span the public and private sector, from Chicago to Springfield to D.C., and beyond. In 2011, we are intensifying our commitment to work with elected officials, both green and seasoned, who are confronting historic budget deficits and cloudy fiscal forecasts at all levels of government.
We believe that in the face of economic austerity, we can make progress toward more sustainable, equitable and competitive communities. Indeed, our economic situation demands it. Business as usual simply does not work. However, through inspiring investments and inspired leadership, we can build a livable region that will thrive in the face of future economic storms.
Download MPC’s Plan for Prosperity: 2011 Policy Objectives.