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Strong Communities Progress Summary

Help build strong communities

Why it matters: Our success is linked to the health and prosperity of the communities we serve.


  • Partner to stimulate economic growth in our communities by attracting 14,400 jobs and $2.8 billion in capital investment in 2008 (The 2007 target of 12,500 jobs and $2.4 billion in capital investment was exceeded)
  • Invest over $17 million annually in community programs that improve the quality of life in our communities
  • Implement tools for our communities to use that will support their long-term planning
  • Increase spending with diverse suppliers by 5% a year
  • Implement initiatives to support public safety in our communities