Prosperity Strategy Framework
The Prosperity Strategy Framework lays out the near-term approach to bridge the broad considerations of the Brookings market assessment with tangible steps to advance growth, prosperity and inclusion. The framework argues that preserving the region’s quality of life and reversing the downward trajectory of the last decade demands a renewed focus on the key factors of regional competitiveness and a shared commitment for targeted, near-term action that responds to the strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities identified in the Brookings market assessment.
The framework served as the roadmap for supplemental research, analysis, and stakeholder interviews targeted towards the findings and key considerations in each of the Brookings market drivers. This work culminated in the Prosperity Strategy, the region’s federally-recognized Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) focused on actionable initiatives that build advanced industries, human talent, and inclusive economic growth.