Planning for Growth - Collaboration across the community key to Sioux Falls´ success
NEARLY THREE DECADES AGO, COMMUNITY LEADERS ASKED A QUESTION: WHAT CAN BE DONE TODAY TO ENSURE SUCCESS TOMORROW?
The result was Forward Sioux Falls, the highly-successful joint venture economic development program of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation. Now in its sixth multi-year program, Forward Sioux Falls epitomizes the success a community can have when collaboration occurs.
The Forward Sioux Falls initiative is one of the many ways that Sioux Falls community leaders continue to invest in visioning processes and develop blueprints for planned growth and progress. Planning and vision and strong community leadership have helped drive projects like SculptureWalk, development of the river greenway and continued redevelopment of the city´s core - all of which add to the economic impact and continued growth of the region.
Recently, several visioning processes and long-range plans completed their activities and volunteers shared their results and their visions with the community...
Chamber is the place where business comes together for progress
A lot of words come to my mind when I think of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce: Progress. Partnership. Education. Collaboration.
And after the last 12 months, I can add another word to the list - Gratitude. I have witnessed so many of you coming together through the Chamber to do your part to make the Sioux Falls area a better place to live and work. I´m grateful for your time in participating in the process and I´m amazed at your passion for our community.
It seems that regardless of what issue is on the table, people in Sioux Falls look at the bigger picture and work for a solution that is best for all...