WASHINGTON, DC – The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, based in Springfield, Massachusetts received a 2015 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation for the The Pioneer Valley Plan for Progress 2015-2025.
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:
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.