In 2006, the Montgomery Region and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce worked with Market Street Services to design and implement Imagine a Greater Montgomery, a strategic economic development plan to build upon the community’s strengths and address its challenges while maximizing real opportunities. Over 250 community members participated in shaping the first Imagine a Greater Montgomery plan.
Since the adoption of the strategy in 2006, numerous accomplishments and strategic success have been achieved by the Chamber and its implementation partners: steady growth in regional per capita income; the launch of seven K–12 career academies; vastly improved communication and partnership among elected officials; the creation of the EMERGE Montgomery young professionals program; a significantly enhanced image through downtown and riverfront revitalization; and, in 2010, the leader in the state for announced new and expanding businesses. Perhaps the most important result of the Imagine a Greater Montgomery process has been the collective pursuit of a shared local vision.
The process to develop the Imagine a Greater Montgomery II Economic Development Strategy assessed the progress made with the 2006 Imagine plan, laying the groundwork for the next five-year planning cycle. Imagine a Greater Montgomery II continues the momentum from the 2006 strategy and adds focus to ongoing and future efforts.
Imagine a Greater Montgomery II Goals
Click on the links below for details on the four pillars of the 2012-2017 strategy.
Chamber Board of Directors, Executive Committee Liaison: Vice Chairman Arthur DuCote
Regions Financial Corp.
Goal II: Strengthen and Diversify the Regional Economy
Chamber Board of Directors, Executive Committee Liaison: Vice Chairman Joe Hampton
Alabama Gas Corp.
Chamber Board of Directors, Executive Committee Liaison: Vice Chairman Leslie Sanders
Alabama Power Co.
Goal IV: Embrace Diversity and Build Leadership Capacity
Chamber Board of Directors, Executive Committee Liaison: Chairman Elect Horace Horn