Why Regionalism Matters
Amidst the rapid change happening throughout our nine counties, regional planning and collaboration are essential if we want our region to grow and thrive in the future. The need for regionalism is rooted in a number of benefits, including:
What Makes Centralina a Regional Leader?
When it comes to representing the interests of our region, Centralina has the leadership, program capacity and strategic focus in place to make positive outcomes a reality. Our services and how we deliver them make the journey towards progress rewarding for our partners and local government members.
With more than 50 years of service to the region, Centralina has a deep understanding of our area’s history and how our nine counties have evolved in terms of size, diversity and needs. By knowing the past, we can see what’s possible in our future. Our team never stops exploring new technologies, partnerships and creative ideas that will make our region stronger.
We believe that successful regional leaders are ones who can join the right information, resources and people together to spark action. Our team has spent decades building a vast network of federal, state, local and community partnerships that make regional planning more effective and comprehensive. We also have the benefit of 50+ years of regional data–both historical and real-time–at our fingertips. We’ve used our findings over the years to deliver relevant workshops, training and resources to individuals, businesses and local governments.
Centralina looks beyond borders to synergize activity that will lead to greater opportunity. We offer a neutral platform where all voices from the region can convene over shared issues and define our area’s priorities. This way, we are developing strategies that truly reflect our region’s wants and aspirations. Our efforts are led by a team of nationally recognized experts skilled in economic development, land use, transportation and resource planning.
Our team is deeply invested in the success of our region because we too are individuals that live, work and play here. We lead with both hearts and minds, allowing us to deliver services with sincerity, act with integrity and lead as honest public servants.