Grounded in regionalism

Our approach leverages collaboration as the key to success

The charge of REACH is to drive action and economic planning across industry sectors, county lines and political aisles.


We work with a large and diverse network of civic organizations, private-sector leaders and government and education partners in pursuing our initiatives. Success required detailed planning, efficient alignment of effort and resources and the agility to respond to emerging opportunities.




We take the lead on regional high-impact initiatives requiring multiple stakeholder collaboration.



We work to convene key target industries with the goal of harnessing accelerated growth opportunities.


We support the efforts of public and nonprofit sectors already doing the work of regional planning and economic development to ensure those efforts are integrated and optimized.


We use economic data to develop performance measurements that track progress toward our goal of inclusive economic wellbeing.

Leveraging Collective Strengths

Why Regional Collaboration?

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Not only have our challenges proven larger than any one community can solve, neighboring jurisdictions all too often wind up competing with each other for a bigger slice of the pie.

By leveraging our collective strengths, world-class assets and combined political power, we can create a bigger economic pie and help everyone do better.

In today’s global economy, this collaborative approach is paramount because competition for jobs, investment and tax revenue is not just down the road but across the world. A single community rarely has the workers, transportation, housing and amenities to compete on its own. Banded together, however, we have the ingredients for a more resilient and prosperous economy.