Collaborative Action for Quality Growth
Cumberland Region Tomorrow brings people together to address regional challenges and opportunities we face with the future growth and development of Middle Tennessee. Our mission is to foster communication, collaboration and action as we help plan for the long-term livability, economic vitality and sustainability of this place we call home.
CRT is a collaborative regional partnership that works at the local, regional, state and national levels to:
• Convene regional leadership on shared issues of regional importance
• Address our regional issue of land use and Quality Growth through CRT’s Quality Growth tools, resources, and services
• Create Tennessee’s first Sustainable Communities Network through our regional, state, and national partnerships
In mid-February of 2014, Franklin Tomorrow released the results of a transportation issues study conducted in 2013, revealing that people want reduced congestion and less delay, more transportation choices, and a better street network.
The survey was formulated by a citizen task force working to expand on results of the 2011 Visioning Process, which drew over 1,000 participants, and a 2012 Household Survey conducted with the Williamson County Association of Realtors, which reached a 400-household count and was conducted by a national polling firm.Read More»
Tennessee Regions’ Roundtable Network, National Association of Development Organizations Release New Publication Highlighting Tennessee’s Success Stories
A new publication from the Tennessee Regions’ Roundtable Network, sponsored by the NADO Research Foundation, highlights innovative community and economic development projects being implemented throughout Tennessee. Stories presented from the state’s diverse regions and communities demonstrate collaborative leadership, strategic partnerships, and implementation-funding techniques that local government, planning, and community and economic development leaders can put to use in their own communities.Read More»
Bolivar, Tennessee is a city of 5,802 in West Tennessee, just outside the edge of the greater Memphis region. Bolivar is the seat of Hardeman County and lies within an agriculturally productive but economically challenged region of the state. The continuing growth of the Memphis region is projected to put pressure on the resources and infrastructure of Bolivar and Hardeman County. Nine years ago, leaders in the Bolivar community began to see major successes in their efforts to address those issues.Read More»