American Planning Association

North Carolina Chapter

Planning for Prosperity

In 2014, the American Planning Association conducted a study and held a half-day economic summit to provide insights on the needs and desires of the millennial generation (aged 21 to 34) in North Carolina to help companies and communities better position their talent attraction and economic development strategies. Many of the poll’s findings highlight opportunities to coordinate planning and economic development efforts on workforce attraction, competitiveness and economic recovery.

Focus for 2017: Local Food

APA-NC is excited to continue the Planning for Prosperity program this year with a focus on local food and its positive impact on local economies and communities.

February 16th: Planning for Local Food

Join the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association and Healthy Almanac for this session focused on the intersection of local food, economic vitality, and community planning. Participants will learn more about the economic and community advantages of building and sustaining a vibrant local food system, examples of planning tools and community projects, and partners that planners can leverage to continue the conversation in their own communities. 4.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Credits have been requested. $40, which includes lunch.

Register herehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-food-a-planning-for-prosperity-event-tickets-31361191167

Download & share our Save the Date flyerhttp://apa-nc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Save-the-Date-Local-Food-2-16.pdf

Get Involved!

Do you have a compelling local food story to tell?

Do you have a successful local food producer, distributor or retail outlet in your community?

To pull this off, we need your help! We are looking for partners to help identify great locations for sessions, find speakers, and plan a series of events in 2017. We can’t wait to hear about the great things happening in your community. Share your speaker ideas and volunteer to help with these important events by emailing Hanna Cockburn, Chair of the Planning for Prosperity Committee.

74% of NC Millennials say it’s important to have other transportation options besides driving a car.

61% of NC Millenials believe investing in local schools and community features is the best way to grow the economy.