Help Plan A City
The Obama Administration’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) initiative was launched in 2011 to strengthen neighborhoods, towns, cities, and regions around the country by enhancing the capacity of local governments to develop and execute their economic vision and strategies, providing necessary technical assistance and access to federal agency expertise, and creating new public and private sector partnerships.
The SC2 Challenge is a key component of the SC2 initiative. These competitions are designed to assist cities experiencing chronic economic distress with leveraging innovative ideas and approaches from diverse perspectives, to create and adopt actionable economic development proposals and plans.
This website provides a platform for selected communities to administer those prize competitions, in order to collect the best and brightest ideas for economic growth and success from development experts across the nation and around the world.