Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. A2.3 Conclusion


The SC2 pilot in Cleveland demonstrated several of the intended goals of the SC2 initiative, including partnering for economic growth, enhancing local capacity, and encouraging regional collaboration. In the first 18 months of the pilot, the SC2 team established itself as a valued resource for individuals and organizations working in the city by providing expedited responses to questions about federal issues. Team members, the city, and other stakeholders regarded SWAG and Adopt a City as major achievements attributable to SC2. By developing strong partnerships and new opportunities for business growth and sustainability, these achievements appear to be sustainable beyond the pilot and capable of having a long-term impact on the community.

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