Strategic Pillars


The Strategic Pillars for Envision East Central Iowa were developed with the Strategy Committee following the Think-Tank and the Focus Groups. The pillars represent the major theme or topic areas that underpin the preferred future for comprehensive economic development in East Central Iowa. They have been drawn directly from the scenario planning and stakeholder engagement process. The Strategic Actions are structured around these seven key strategic pillars, which are the fundamental building blocks that support the vision for the region.

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During the regional Future Summit held on March 1, 2022, participants were given the opportunity to allocate priority to each of the strategic actions. Participants were asked to nominate:

  • Which actions will best address the immediate needs for the region? (red)
  • Which actions will best deliver long-term payoffs for the region? (green)

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