Ours is the fastest growing region in the nation with a population of 1 million or more people, and we're projected to keep growing. Our population is expected to grow by 50 percent in 20 years and double by 2050, resulting in more than 1.8 million new inhabitants for our region.  



Welcome to our E-Newsletter Center.

This site contains periodic e-newsletters from the CONNECT Our Future project. Visit www.ConnectOurFuture.org for project updates and information on upcoming events.

"CONNECT Our Future" is a process through which communities, counties, businesses, educators, non-profits and other organizations work together to grow jobs and the economy, improve quality of life and control the cost of government. This process will create a regional growth framework developed through extensive community engagement and built on what communities identify as existing conditions, future plans and needs, and potential strategies. It is supported by a $4.9 million HUD Sustainable Communities Grant and $3 million in local in-kind public and private matching resources.

The CONNECT Our Future three-year process will engage public, private and non-profit organizations across the 14-county region (PDF). It is based on, and builds from, the region's CONNECT vision.


September 2013

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October 2012