Over the last several months, a transportation and mobility stakeholders coalition from across the Upstate has been working collaboratively to identify a shared vision and actionable strategies for how to address current and future mobility and connectivity needs. The Connecting Our Future Mobility Vision, along with a set of themes and actionable strategies, will be unveiled during a Connecting Our Future Luncheon, presented by Duke Energy, to be held on Tuesday, August 7, at the TD Convention Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
“What we have learned during the process of developing a shared vision around mobility in the Upstate is that creating impactful change for how we move people and goods across the region is not something that can be done by one organization or business and will require many partners and a strategic, multi-step process,” Dean Hybl, Executive Director of Ten at the Top, said. Hybl has coordinated the Connecting Our Future effort.
As the Upstate region continues to grow, moving people and goods across the region, increasing access to transportation and reducing traffic congestion are key issues that must be addressed both at the local and at the regional level. In addition to sharing the regional vision and strategies, the event will provide an opportunity for discussion on how to continue growing the coalition of stakeholders and investors needed to ensure positive mobility impacts across the Upstate.
“Having a vision and strategies for how to move forward is an important step, but the key to long-term success will be to continue building a coalition of stakeholders who are committed to working collaboratively to address our local and regional needs and challenges,” Hybl said. “The August 7 event is a valuable opportunity to acknowledge and share the great work that has been done over the last year to start growing a collaborative mindset, but we know that there is much more that needs to be done and many more stakeholders that will need to be at the table as this effort moves forward.”
The Connecting Our Future initiative is supported by local governments, businesses and nonprofits from across the Upstate. The Steering Level sponsors include Duke Energy, Michelin, Hollingsworth Funds and the Jolley Foundation.
Individual tickets for the August 7 event are $25, including lunch, and may be purchased here. Visit the Connecting Our Future Website for more information about the initiative, coalition members and more details about the event.
The TD Convention Center is located at 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville, South Carolina, 29607. Check-in will begin promptly at 11 a.m.
About Ten at the Top
Comprised of public, private and civic leaders from across the ten-county Upstate South Carolina Region, Ten at the Top was created to connect and encourage regional collaboration through data-driven research and regular convening of leaders and citizens to address key issues facing the region. Ten at the Top works with regional partners to foster collaboration and strategic planning to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for Upstate residents both today and as the region continues to grow. For more information, visit www.tenatthetop.org.