As the Network has partnered with cities across the country, local and national press has taken notice, frequently writing about the Network’s approach and impact.
At an all-day retreat, the Waco City Council and National Resource Network officials discussed how to move forward on a wide range of economic development and housing issues.
National Resource Network representatives congratulated Prosper Waco officials for their efforts and said they were on the right track to making substantial changes in the community.
Anchor institutions spur economic growth and innovation, but are still lacking cooperation with cities themselves.
The Richmond City Council authorized the city manager to move ahead with an agreement with the National Resource Network to provide the City of Richmond with expert assistance in building a sophisticated long-term financial model that can inform internal decision-making and address some of the concerns of the bond rating agencies.
Last week, the National Resource Network began a series of monthly visits to Waco to help craft and refine strategies overseen by the Prosper Waco planning process focused on battling poverty. During the visit, National Resource Network executive director David Eichenthal sat down with the Trib to discuss the network mission and what his colleagues heard in Waco.
Prosper Waco is getting nearly $500,000 in national-level expert help to get started tackling Waco’s biggest social and economic challenges. The National Resource Network will spend the next year helping the antipoverty initiative to create detailed strategies to improve income, health and education levels in Greater Waco.
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