McLean County Community COMPACT Merges with BN Advantage Workforce Development Task Force

The McLean County 60 by 25 Network leadership team has taken a big step to strengthen their efforts toward the 60 by 25 goal. Final bylaws have been written and will be approved this month to merge the McLean County Community COMPACT with the BN Advantage Workforce Development Task Force, under the auspices of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. This merger is expected to result in unified communications, employer engagement and financial/logistical planning and execution. Also, an Indicators and Metrics team led by the Regional Planning Commission with advisement from a cross-sector team including industry, government and education is building a county economic/workforce development dashboard, which will feature multiple indicators, and will complement the 60 by 25 dashboard. The dashboard will link to information developed by the newly reorganized COMPACT, to include progress on coordinated strategic plans across 17 entities, including education, civic, and economic development organizations. Team members are working to benchmark data to comparable communities and will set targets across a range of metrics.