Awards Categories: Increasing Prosperity Through Economic Opportunity

Increasing Prosperity Through Economic Opportunity

Initiatives that provide services and other support to help unleash the economic potential of people or build a 21st century workforce that is prepared to meet the needs of local companies. This category recognizes initiatives including but not limited to: supporting the inclusion of underrepresented groups in the innovation economy; preparing a STEM-educated workforce; or, connecting workers with the training and/or education necessary to address the needs of key regional industries.

Evaluation Criteria for Increasing Prosperity Through Economic Opportunity

Applications will be evaluated according to a scoring system with a set of weighted criteria based on the applicant’s ability to clearly demonstrate: impact, transferability, partnerships, context, ability to achieve its vision, and innovativeness. Judges will provide an overall score and a breakout score for the six criteria listed below.

Judging Criteria:

  • Impact = 25%
  • Transferability of Lessons Learned = 20%
  • Partnerships = 15%
  • Context = 15%
  • Ability to Achieve its Vision = 15%
  • Innovativeness = 10%

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