Institute Of The North Coast
Institute of the North Coast strives to encourage civic engagement
and build individual and collective leadership capacity in the region,
and to continue to strengthen commitment to the implementation of Prosperity!,
the region's strategy for local sustainability and economic development.
Through increased use of information, research and evaluation, the
Institute develops partnerships, facilitates activities and improves
Region Served: Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties
Size of Region: 7,760 Square Miles
Strategic Partners: Humboldt Area Foundation, Humboldt State University,
College of the Redwoods, Redwood Region Economic Development Commission,
Arcata Economic Development Corporation, Humboldt County, Del Norte
County, Workforce Investment Board, Humboldt County Office of Education,
Prosperity Network, North Coast Leadership Roundtable
The Institute focuses on the development of key partnerships focused
on the implementation of Prosperity! the economic and community
development strategy for the North Coast. The Institute publishes
the Prosperity Review quarterly, which discusses industry clusters
in the region, sustainability projects, and challenges in maintaining
its rural nature and quality of life.
Key regional projects include:
- General Plan Deliberative Dialogues: Facilitated dialogues
about land use issues affecting the future of the region, to
be used to inform policy makers.
- Hispanic Forum: A group of Hispanic leaders strengthening
the regional voice and increasing engagement in economic
and community development activities.
- Alliance for Working Community Forests: Focused on new
models for community-based stewardship and ownership of
industrial timberland on the North Coast.
- Economic Portal: Created at Humboldt State University to
link campus resources to regional businesses and economic
- Prosperity Network: A partnership between economic development
entities sharing leads, a common database, and redefining
roles creating a strong network of entrepreneurial support.