To achieve results, Metropolitan Business Planning approaches economic development from the perspective of a fact-based, collaborative and ongoing process of continuous improvement.

  • MBP demands a rigorous, fact-based market analysis.  Plan strategies are tailored to specific regional assets and opportunities, not assumptions.
  • The process is inclusive, collaborative and transparent.  A diverse set of informed leaders and experts come together not just to create but also to implement the plan.
  • MBP produces a shared roadmap for the region.  It aligns existing and new initiatives around a collective vision.
  • The plan, the process and its partners create a new institutional infrastructure for collaborative economic growth.
  • MBP is an ongoing enterprise leading to research-based action.  More than a strategic plan, this is a continuous process creating a portfolio of actionable initiatives.