4.2 Re-align business development efforts (three action items)

4.2.1 Building on recent legislative reforms, continue the consolidation of state economic development agencies

Contact: Anne Struthers

CY2012 Progress:

  • No consolidations completed

4.2.2 Building on recent legislative reforms, establish annual business plans for all state economic development agencies each having clear alignment with the Commonwealth’s economic

development strategy.

Contact: Anne Struthers

CY2013 Progress:

  • Annual business plans for FY2013 received

CY2012 Progress:

  • Established annual business plans for economic development agencies with alignment to the state’s economic development strategy.
  • Posted plans on the Office of Performance Management & Oversight (OPMO) web site.
  • Posted FY2012 Annual Reports on OPMO website.

4.2.3 Building on recent legislative reforms, make regional economic development organizations true partners in all Commonwealth business development activities

Contact: Michael Hunter

CY2013 Progress:

  • Applications for FY2014 REDO Grants under review

CY2012 Progress:

  • Regional Economic Development Organization (REDO) Program Awards issued to economic development partners throughout the state.
  • Clear guidelines, work plans, and priorities established.
  • Monthly information reporting to Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD).
  • REDO Annual Meeting – discuss progress and best practice