Plan for Progress

The new 2015 Plan for Progress is the region's economic development strategy, setting forth a broad vision of "A strong, innovative, engaging, and vibrant economy and quality of life that fosters prosperity and sustainability and is driven by collaborative leadership."

To achieve this vision, the Plan for Progress has the following four major goals, each of which includes detailed strategies and action steps:

Talent
Talent


Business


Infrastructure


Collaboration

An Executive Summary of the Plan is also available. To assess progress towards stated goals, a metrics-based accountability system is in place, utilizing critical data to assess economic trends at http://www.stateofthepioneervalley.org/.

For more information or to get involved in Plan for Progress implementation efforts, please email your contact information to LSullivan@pvpc.org.

Documents

PFP_2015_Final_Adjusted_web.pdf

2015 Plan for Progress
Full Report: 2015 Plan for Progress
PFP_2015_Final_Adjusted_web.pdf

PFP_2015_Executive%20Summary_1.pdf

2015 Plan for Progress Executive Summary
Executive Summary of 2015 Plan for Progress
PFP_2015_Executive%20Summary_1.pdf

Additional Documents

PFP_2015-Talent-Goal1.pdf

Plan for Progress 2015 - Goal 1: Talent
Talent goal and strategies for Plan for Progress 2015
PFP_2015-Talent-Goal1.pdf
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PFP_2015-Business-Goal2.pdf

Plan for Progress 2015 - Goal 2: Business
Business goal and strategies for Plan for Progress 2015
PFP_2015-Business-Goal2.pdf
,

PFP_2015-Infrastructure-Goal3.pdf

Plan for Progress 2015 - Goal 3: Infrastructure
Infrastructure goal and strategies for Plan for Progress 2015
PFP_2015-Infrastructure-Goal3.pdf
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PFP_2015-Collaboration-Goal4.pdf

Plan for Progress 2015 - Goal 4: Collaboration
Collaboration goal and strategies for Plan for Progress 2015
PFP_2015-Collaboration-Goal4.pdf

06_pfp_bk.pdf

Pioneer Valley Plan for Progress: A Playbook for Making it Happen (2006)
Pioneer Valley Plan for Progress: A Playbook for Making it Happen (2006)
06_pfp_bk.pdf

pfp_report.pdf

The Plan for Progress 2004
The Plan for Progress 2004
pfp_report.pdf

2015 Plan for Progress (PFP) Articles

Valley Venture Mentors
2 years 6 months ago

Three years ago(ish), I walked into a conference room at Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas for a Valley Venture Mentors Meeting.  I couldn't tell you how I wound-up there, but I’m glad I did.  Back then VVM (what the cool kids call it), consisted of 20 or so mentors helping early stage entrepreneurs grow their business.  The mentorship model hasn't changed much, but VVM has gone through an amazing transformation. 

2 years 6 months ago

Tonight's WGBY Connecting Point show, hosted by Jim Madigan, addresses the Plan for Progress goals of establishing and growing businesses in the region.

2 years 7 months ago

Jim Madigan to Discuss Passenger Rail, Energy Savings for Businesses, and Connecticut River Clean-up

2 years 7 months ago

BusinessWest editor George O'Brien interviews Tim Brennan, Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, about the region's new 2015 Plan for Progress. To see article, click the "Read" arrow.

2 years 7 months ago

A major focus of the new 2015 Plan for Progress is "to develop and maintain a globally competitive and regionally engaged talent pool." This WGBY Connecting Point video features Jason Irizarry, Director of the UMass/Amherst Institute for Urban Education, Tim Brennan, Executive Director of the Pio

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