What is OneMacon?
OneMacon is a comprehensive community and economic development five-year strategic plan. Over 40 diverse community leaders came together to build this plan, harnessing the strengths and achievements of various community-building organizations. They sought and received broad public input, studied aspirational communities for best practices, reviewed current and projected demographic data, as well as current and future job growth opportunities.
The strategy is built on three pillars: Schools, Jobs, and Place, with the understanding that a community with quality schools and abundant job opportunities is a desirable place to live and work.
The strategic plan and implementation guidelines were launched in early 2014 and can be found here:
OneMacon is making a positive economic impact on the region by supporting and enhancing the efforts of Macon-Bibb organizations collaboratively invested in the Schools, Jobs and Place pillars. OneMacon has become more than a method but a new culture of community progress. Partnerships thrive through an energetic and opportune region where workforce thrives, sense of places is keen and education excels opportunity.
Currently, the OneMacon Steering Committee is building the second five-year community and economic development strategic plan, which will launch in 2019.
What is OneMacon Version 2.0?
OneMacon V2.0 is a 5 year Community Strategic Plan to serve as a guide for all of Macon-Bibb.
The OneMacon V2.0 Community Strategic Plan shall concentrate on (3) initiatives from 2020 till 2024. They are as follows.
- Economic Revitalization
- Talent and Education
- Quality of Life
New initiative to the V2.0 shall be inclusion of new voices, partnerships to break down systemic poverty, and neighborhood revitalization in three selected areas. These in addition to the existing desire to constantly improve education and the community quality of life shall serve as the roadmap for community initiatives.
OneMacon 2.0 seeks to build upon the successes of the first strategic plan and continue to foster cooperation and trust among all as we seek a greater future for our participants and citizens of Macon-Bibb.