The City of Greensboro is at a crossroads and needs your input.
It has launched a competition for proposals and plans spurring economic growth in Greensboro. The economic catalyst challenge is part of the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Strong Cities Strong Communities (SC2) grant that the City received in 2012.
You and your proposal and plan for Greensboro will be the
mortar that cements the ‘building blocks’ of the City’s future.
Since 2012, EDA has enacted program changes that have affected the timeline of the competition. All needed information can be found on this new SC2 website. The "Get Involved" section on the home page is the best place to begin.
Also, watch this webinar about the SC2 challenge and review related Q&As about the challenge.
To submit a proposal for this challenge, visit the new SC2 website and register to participate by July 24. Your proposal must be submitted via that website by September 22. The website also offers guidance about the submission process, deadlines, revised EDA rules of the competition, and prize money breakdowns.
Winners for Phase 1 of the challenge will be announced in November and winners for Phase 2 will be selected in May 2015. An evaluation panel, consisting of business and community leaders throughout Greensboro and a City Council liaison, will rate proposals in Phase 1. Then, a selection committee will be created to rate plans in Phase 2.
Contact the City's SC2 Project Manager Prince John Gaither-Eli at 336-373-7573.