Shared Economic Prosperity Initiatives

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Create an Inclusive Development Environment

Needs Improvement 
Create a dedicated fund for development review activities, which will allow for investments such as digital submittal and review and retention of employees during brief periods of reduced development activity.
On Target 
Establish consistent and committed service levels between all development review departments.
On Target 
Evaluate and propose innovative new development review products, such as face-to-face reviews, expedited reviews, and after-hours inspections 
Needs Improvement 
Evaluate full cost recovery model for development review program, where program application fees cover the cost of City review.
On Target 
Evaluate and propose a grant program or other means of ensuring equitable access to development review program permits and approvals, especially for low and moderate-income homeowners and entrepreneurs.
Target Pending 
Implement a system of digital submittal, review and approval
Not Defined 
Conduct an annual evaluation of the development review program
Target Pending 
Evaluate and propose an approach and governance program for consolidated records management between development review departments and conversion of historic paper records to digital format

Build a Talented, Competitive Workforce

On Target 
Re-design and implement an employment program for justice-involved residents.
On Target 
Grow the Durham Youth Internship Program from 200 to 1,000 placements.
Target Pending 
Fulfill the workforce needs of the business community by connecting residents to career pathways and work-based learning programs.
On Target 
Engage residents as well as internal and external partners to understand the barriers residents face to employment and career advancement.
On Target 
Engage with the community as well as internal and external partners to understand the barriers residents face to employment and career advancement
Target Pending 
Explore three apprenticeship tracks across three non-traditional industry sectors in partnership with Durham Public Schools and Durham Technical Community College.

Grow a Civic Infrastructure

On Target 
Re-evaluate City's Economic Incentive Policy
On Target 
Assess the barriers for small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses.
Close to Target 
Create a financial inclusion strategy with community partners
On Target 
Convene national and international foundations to leverage resources and establish relationships.
On Target 
Convene financial institutions to leverage access to capital for small businesses.
On Target 
Host a private sector round-table to discuss the potential leveraging of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) resources.
On Target 
Establish an initiative centered on collaboration with area educational institutions that will focus on talent and technical assistance.
Target Pending 
Improve community capacity to provide economic opportunities for justice-involved individuals.
On Target 
Identify and recommend an approach to strategic community partnerships.

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