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Ten at the Top
Ten at the Top was created to foster a spirit of cooperation and collaboration and encourage strategic planning on key cross-jurisdictional issues among public, private and non-profit leaders from across the ten-county Upstate South Carolina Region. Since 2010, TATT has convened more than 300 community engagement events involving nearly 19,000 participants from across the region.
For more than a year, Ten at the Top engaged over 10,000 Upstate residents, community leaders, elected officials and business leaders in a conversation about "What Matters Most" as we look toward a future where the 10-county Upstate region is projected to add more than 275,000 residents and 200,000 jobs between now and 2030.
The culmination of this effort was the Our Upstate Vision, which represents a picture of what residents want the Upstate to aspire to over the next two decades.The vision calls for the 10-county Upstate region in 2030 to be universally recognized as one of the leading places in the United States to live, learn, do business and raise a family.
It is a bold vision that outlines five driver areas that can help make it achievable. Those areas are: Human Potential, Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality, Sustainable Growth, Natural Beauty & Resources and Community Vibrancy.
As part of the vision, there are action items that everyone who calls the Upstate home can do through the cumulative impact can make a huge difference on the region. There are also things that can be done by businesses and institutions, cities and counties and collectively as a region. All of the action items are available in the Our Upstate Vision Action Guide.
We encourage all Upstate residents to identify your personal "Top 10 Things" and commit to helping advance the region by regularly accomplishing those actions. If everyone in the Upstate can do that, the cumulative impact would be noticeable and long-lasting.
Through the Our Upstate Vision, task forces have been formed in the five vision driver areas. Currently, initiatives and projects are being conducted within each of these five areas. Check out our current intiatives here!
Below are updates on several initiatives that are currently in stages that include community involvement. If you are interested in becoming engaged with any specific effort, please contact us for more information.
Community Vibrancy Workshops: On May 22-23, 2013, Ten at the Top held four workshops around the Upstate that focused on Community Vibrancy. For all of the Community Vibrancy materials, click here!
Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee: TATT is coordinating the Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee, which is composed of stakeholders from across the region focused on ensuring the region remains within EPA ozone attainment levels. Check out the new Clean Air Upstate web site for more details about how you and your business can help the Upstate remain within the federal standards.
Upstate Professional Planners Group: Professional planners from across the Upstate meet three times each year to discuss opportunities for collaboration and key issues across the Upstate. Check out more information and register today. Check out the Upstate Regional Tool Kit, which provides information for planning commissions and elected officials on examples of how planning is used across the region and country to help shape communities and enhance economic vitality.
Human Potential Task Force Meeting: The Our Upstate Vision Human Potential Task Force has broken into sub-groups currently looking at specific components of Human Potential.
Currently, United Way Directors across the region are developing a partnership to create a region-wide messaging campign around the value of early childhood education through the Born Learning Program. The Upstate Born Learning campaign was launched on October 15, 2013.
Since 2012, TATT has convened a series of Senior Issues Meetings to discuss gaps and needs for our current and growing senior population. A needs assessment survey is currently being finalized and distributed across the Upstate. For more information or to help distribute senior surveys, please contact Kirbie Crowe at 864-283-2313.
In partnership with the four Workforce Investment Boards in the Upstate, TATT has been hosting a series of Workforce & Skill Development Stakeholder meetings to identify opportunities to enhance communication amongst the three primary sectors (workforce organizations, educators and business/economic development) around workforce & skill development. To become involved with this group, pease contact Dean Hybl at 864-283-2315 for more details.
Regional Collaboration Survey: The USC-Upstate Metropolitan Studies Institute recently completed a baseline study on regional collaboration in the Upstate. Check out the full survey results.