The goal of Great Places 2020 is to transform neighborhoods and spur urban revitalization to help address the following challenges:
  • High levels of pollution and obesity
  • High unemployment and poverty rates in certain areas
  • Population loss to neighboring counties
  • Low graduation rates
Recent efforts—such as the Super Bowl Legacy initiative—have demonstrated that a coordinated and strategic focus on neighborhood revitalization can bring about fundamental change in a targeted area. Great Places 2020 hopes to similarly structure initial funding sources and strategic programming so that private investment follows. Investments in each Great Place will be organized into four outcomes:


Great Places 2020 is governed by a Steering Committee representing businesses, government, neighborhoods, nonprofits and philanthropy. Click here to view the Great Places 2020 Steering Committee roster.

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