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Across the country municipalities and counties are facing budget shortfalls and even bankruptcy. According to Joseph Minicozzi, AICP, if local governments better understood the impact of land use decisions on budget bottom lines, they may approach those decisions differently.
At the second event in the 2015 Shaping Our Future speaker series, Mr. Minicozzi will provide a basic overview of how property tax policy impacts county and municipal budgets and basic lessons in the cost to serve varying development types. He will demonstrate how the design of cities impacts both counties and their incorporated municipalities and how more compact development patterns generally make better economic sense in the long run. Finally, he will share land-use policy ideas and incentive programs that have been used by other localities to encourage economically sustainable development.
The event will also include presentations from Upstate governments who have experienced the positive impacts of investing in their downtown core areas - and the dangers of growing without asking whether that growth will pay for itself in the long run - as well as a representative from the National Association of Homebuilders to report on market trends as evidenced by their recent national consumer preference poll, with a focus on what millennials are looking for in their first home purchase.
The event will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on May 19th at the Crowne Plaza in Greenville with a networking reception to follow. Cost to attend is $10 and advance registration is required.
This Regional Forum is also serving as the second in the Shaping Our Future Speaker Series, a regional collaboration between Ten at the Top, Upstate Forever, the Riley Institute at Furman University, the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors, and the Upstate SC Alliance. The goal of the series is to inspire dialogue regarding the connections between land use decisions, transportation options, housing choices and quality of life.
The Upstate is fortunate to have a number of nationally recognized health systems that provide Upstate residents with valuable services that promote personal health. In addition, as the landscape around providing health services has changed, providers and local communities across the Upstate have developed innovative mechanisms designed to help make it easier for all residents to receive needed health services and participate in innovative programs designed to support personal health.
During the Our Upstate Vision Forum on June 2nd we will hear from Thornton Kirby, President & CEO of the South Carolina Hospital Association to learn about the changing healthcare landscape and how those challenges are being addressed across South Carolina. We will also learn about some of the innovative programs being initiated here in the Upstate focused on ensuring that this region is recognized both today and into the future as a leading place for health care and innovation.
The forum will be held from 3:00PM-5:00PM with a reception to follow. The cost to attend the forum is $10 and registration is required*.
Thornton Kirby has served as President & CEO of the South Carolina Hospital Association since 2005. In that role he interacts with hospital CEOs, physicians, state and federal legislators, agency heads, business leaders, and educators to represent our state's hospital community.
Since 2010, Ten at the Top has been leading conversations and regional task forces looking at how we can collaboratively address key issues that impact economic vitality and quality of life in the Upstate. As we look toward the next areas to focus on, we want to hear from you. Please share with us your ideas for what should be the next issues and opportunities to address in the Upstate. Share your ideas at What'sNextUpstate.com. Check out more about the 2014 Upstate Regional Summit here.
Growing the competitiveness of the Upstate in the global economy.Read more →
Encouraging future growth in appropriate locations by means that enhance livability in the Upstate.Read more →
Serving as reliable stewards of our natural environment and resources.Read more →
Embracing the importance and heritage of the Upstate’s urban areas and small towns.Read more →