Advancing regional prosperityAdvancing regional prosperity<div class="ExternalClass93653DD0549044089717BDBFF337FBD6"><p>Earlier in 2016 Metro Vancouver convened a Regional Prosperity Forum that hosted more than a 150 participants, including Presidents and CEOs from public agencies, businesses, professional associations, post-secondary institutions, labour and community organizations as well as 12 mayors from across the region. The outcome of this Forum was that 36 stakeholder organizations signed onto a declaration that read:</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><em>We are committed to improving and expanding the prosperity of the Metro Vancouver region through the creation of a collaborative initiative bringing together businesses, local governments, academia, professional associations and civic organizations.</em></p></blockquote><p>Metro Vancouver then convened a Roundtable to more fully explore the support for and the scope of a new regional prosperity collaboration that would include both the private and public sectors. </p><p>Following the Roundtable, a Regional Prosperity Initiative Steering Committee was formed composed of 19 organizations that represent the diversity of sectors that have been involved in the Initiative to date. The work of the Steering Committee will continue through the spring of 2017 with Metro Vancouver's Regional Economy Task Force and an Advisory Board composed of senior executives from academic institutions, business and industry and labour providing input and feedback. </p></div>|#77c8bf31-ba4e-4420-81d0-cfb64b6f8744;L0|#077c8bf31-ba4e-4420-81d0-cfb64b6f8744|Issue 27;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass23C166474D9A4A48836C5A5E73615038"><p>‚ÄčThis collaboration among businesses, local governments, academia, professional associations and civic organizations aims to improve and expand the prosperity of the Metro Vancouver region.<br><br></p></div>0