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This report serves to update the Co-Chairs and the public of the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities on the work of the SC2 Initiative.
Each section relates to SC2's work improving the way the federal government engages with and supports local communities to build local capacity to implement their economic development plans to achieve local goals.
The report ends with the next steps for the SC2 Initiative, which includes supporting the President's proposal to create Promise Zones to help communities hardest hit by the recession get back on their feet.
The Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative (SC2) supports President Obama's agenda to make historic investments to build ladders of opportunity for those working hard to make it to the middle class and to partner with communities that were hardest-hit by the recent recession.
Obama Administration Announces Seven Additional Cities Participating in the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative.
HUD Announces Winning Consortium to Operate the Strong Cities, Strong Communities National Resource Network.
There are many cities throughout the country that could benefit from the SC2 Initiative. That’s why in the coming weeks SC2 will also launch the SC2 National Resource Network (SC2 Network), which will serve as a center through which experts will work with local leaders to identify practical solutions, share real-world expertise and best practices, and help cities develop the tools and strategies they need to grow their economies and more effectively use existing federal investments.