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A skilled workforce is a major contributor to a growing economy.  As technology advances, cities must prepare for a new economic landscape that offers training and job opportunities to all constituents. City leaders will discuss strategies that promote equity in workforce development and discover new programs to ensure year-long programming for youth and adults. Local leaders will hear from experts and peers about building strong community partnerships that support program models to serve all community populations, specifically the hardest to serve.

How cities decide to raise revenue and spend money should reflect its community values and priorities. What is your city’s budget saying? Learn how to transform the budget and streamline the process to obtain revenue in ways that do not unfairly burden particular members of the community, and that directs dollars to outcomes that matter for your city.

What’s your city’s livability score? Sustainability is a component of maintaining a good quality of life. City leaders will learn how creating sustainable cities aids in the development of long-term and comprehensive strategies that support the triple bottom line – people, profit and planet. During this round-robin style session, local leaders will engage in facilitated small group discussions with subject matter experts in social, financial and environmental areas during a series of three to five 25-minute rotations. You’ll take home new financing tools to implement sustainable initiatives and share stories with peers that can inspire ideas to boost your community’s livability rating.

A skilled workforce is a major contributor to a growing economy.  As technology advances, cities must prepare for a new economic landscape that offers training and job opportunities to all constituents. City leaders will discuss strategies that promote equity in workforce development and discover new programs to ensure year-long programming for youth and adults. Local leaders will hear from experts and peers about building strong community partnerships that support program models to serve all community populations, specifically the hardest to serve.