Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. Appendix A: Site Profiles


This appendix includes case studies for each of the six SC2 pilot cities. These case studies provide detailed insight into the economic challenges of each city, as well as insight into the opportunities and goals for each engagement and the implementation in each pilot city. The case studies are valuable for documenting the variety of contexts in which the pilot was implemented and the range of accomplishments achieved by the SC2 teams.

The case studies summarize the first 18 months of the SC2 pilot, from September 2011 through March 2013, and are organized as follows:

  • Context. Provides a brief history of the metropolitan area, including trends in employment, population, and economic development, and summarizes each city’s priorities for the SC2 intervention.
  • Key Stakeholders. Gives an overview of the SC2 team, its members and the agencies represented, and reviews involved local government staff and local stakeholder partners.
  • Summary of SC2 Pilot Implementation. Describes the SC2 pilot kickoff, the process of developing the work plan, how the SC2 team and the city worked together, and finally the key SC2 team activities during the first 18 months of implementation.
  • Conclusion. Briefly summarizes major accomplishments and assesses the sustainability of the intervention and impacts.

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