Out of Many, One Voice
In 2006, at what was still not yet the mid-point of the economic crisis, the Florida Chamber Foundation embarked upon a pilot strategic planning process with the objective of putting the business community back in the leadership position of long-term solutions development. It began with the Innovation Summit, a group of leading experts convened to identify policy options that would both jump-start the economy and evolve the state’s economy. In the following year, as the development of the Six Pillars framework matured, a full Six Pillars Caucus System™ launched that relied on the expertise of more than 450 participants over more than a dozen meetings and nearly 4,000 volunteer hours. The result of
collaboration across the full spectrum of stakeholders is presented as a first iteration of a 20-Year strategic plan for the Sunshine State.