Leadership Notes

What does 2050 look like to you?

October 01, 2013
By Pete Tulipana

by Pete Tulipana

It’s not often that an opportunity like Heartland 2050 comes along. In fact it’s unprecedented.

This is the first time that all eight counties in our metropolitan area have joined together to create a vision of what our region’s projected growth could mean for us all.

Current forecasts indicate that our population will nearly double by 2050, growing to 1.5 million people. That’s like adding a city the size of Lincoln. How does that impact housing, employment, transportation, education, and natural resources? How do we make sure that we preserve the quality of life we enjoy and grow to our potential?

Thinking and working together, we can build different scenarios for the future of our region.

The community visioning workshops kick off on Monday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mid-America Center. This is a great opportunity for the people of Council Bluffs to help shape these conversations!

Meetings continue all week with Mills County on October 8 in Glenwood and Harrison County on October 10 in Missouri Valley. Please visit Heartland2050.org for more details and a complete schedule.

I urge you to get involved in the Heartland 2050 project and look forward to seeing you on October 7 at the MAC.


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Pete Tulipana, President, and CEO

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