Regional thinking is not new to Metro Hartford, even if successes have been intermittent. Without regional government, we must rely on informal, voluntary collaboration among leaders to address regional challenges. The 2016 edition of Metro Hartford Progress Points takes a look at past and present efforts to tackle critical issues. The report offers clear data to build awareness and shared understanding of the key issues impacting our communities.
The third edition of Metro Hartford Progress Points, driven by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, is the result of collaboration between nine stakeholders representing local government, businesses, nonprofits, academic and philanthropic institutions and organizations committed to making long-term progress in our region. The report includes a timeline of past efforts aimed at addressing the region’s long-standing challenges, not to be disheartening, but instead to highlight where positive changes have been made and how our region remains committed to learning from our collective past while working to create opportunities for all Greater Hartford residents.
The 2015 edition of Progress Points focused on improving our schools, jobs, neighborhoods, and the ongoing challenge of creating access to opportunity. The 2016 report focuses on five related themes consistent with these priorities, including:
The report highlights many challenges and opportunities in our region, such as:
The Metro Hartford Progress Points partners recognize that the needed systemic change indicated within the report requires both strong leadership and that we must become more coordinated and integrated as a region. The partners hope that this report creates the sense of urgency necessary to address shared regional challenges.
The Metro Hartford Progress Points Partners are:
Visit MetroHartfordProgressPoints.org to read or download Progress Points. For a paper copy for Progress Points, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving at 860-548-1888.