The Corona 2020 plan was launched in September. Designed to help our region continue to develop better infrastructure, attract better jobs, and create access to the best healthcare in the world, this public/private planning partnership was undertaken in June following the Chamber’s Sacramento summit. At the Sacramento Summit, the Corona Chamber and over 20 business leaders, just like you, worked with leaders from CalTrans, infrastructure planning, job creation, and several other key employment development areas to begin a regional planning process focused on developing career building jobs, better infrastructure, while helping increase access to great health care. “We have put together an initial framework to ensure that Corona and our Region are put first in line when we are competing for infrastructure projects,” said Yolanda Carrillo (Corona Norco Family YMCA) who will lead this program, and is slated to be Chairman of the Board for the Corona Chamber in 2019, in testimony before the City of Corona Finance, Legislation and Economic Development Subcommittee of the City Council. “We recognize that other regions are extremely successful at capturing their stats on growth and development,” continued Carrillo. “Now we are working on a framework to pull together all of our stats on growth and development; healthcare access; and infrastructure project outcomes to explain to employers and physicians why they should locate here, AND, to regional, state, and national agencies why they should partner with Corona to continue to build great infrastructure.” The Corona 2020 Strategy will ANALYZE opportunities for Corona to improve. BRING leaders together to share their expertise and CREATE measurable progress towards goals. There are three main components: Employment; Healthcare and Infrastructure. EMPLOYMENT: The partnership will work with employers to attract or develop 7,000 jobs by the end of 2020. The average Corona worker commutes almost 36 minutes to and from work with many commuting much, much longer. We will honor and recognize employers who hire new staffing for jobs. Our first business we will highlight, see page 12 of this issue, will be Premier Auto Armor. If your company is expanding, please outreach to the Corona Chamber so we can add your success to the growing employment picture for our community. In turn, your success in adding employees will help us compete nationally for the resources necessary to continue to improve roads and other important infrastructure across our community. HEALTH CARE: By 2020, the partnership will work with physicians and leaders to attract up to 50 new practices here. Increasing the quality of care, enabling additional services in Corona is vital to our future. Many residents drive to Orange County and outside of Corona for their healthcare services. The Corona Chamber will work on embracing and bringing services and physician offices to the greater Corona area. INFRASTRUCTURE: The partnership will work with leaders to eliminate 1,000,000 hours of traffic in our community by the end of 2020. Saving energy and wasted time will make every life better. Time is money, and waiting in traffic wastes numerous hours, creates frustration and causes less quality of life. While this goal will not end traffic, eliminating unnecessary and wasteful time on the road will help minimize delays. To learn more, contact the Corona Chamber at 951.737.3350.
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