Word Gets Out: Concentrus, Inc. Looks Like a Reality

September 30, 2010 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

From Heraldnet.com:

Three distinct organizations are looking to see how they can create a stronger bond with their common interests.

The Everett Area Chamber of Commerce, the South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce and the Snohomish County Economic Development Council have completed a study dubbed Project Concentrus. The goal is to “reinvent our systems” to increase economic vitality across the county.

The work of economic development councils and chambers of commerce has fundamentally changed over time, said Rick Cooper, EDC board chairman and CEO of The Everett Clinic.

“The consensus was a new approach was needed,” he said. “This recognizes that collaboration is better than going it alone.”

On Sept. 15, a 25-member oversight committee comprised of board members from the three groups met for the first time to review the recommendation of Cleveland, Ohio, consultant Donald T. Iannone & Associates: Find a way to create a single entity from your three organizations.

The committee agreed and voted unanimously to forward the recommendation to the three boards for action.

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