A “Prosperity Playbook” for the Tahoe-Truckee Regional Economy
How do We Diversify and Strengthen Tahoe’s Economy?
The Tahoe Recovery and Resiliency Strategy
“Diversifying tourism and recreation-based economies like Tahoe is a decades-old challenge that many communities in the U.S. and abroad have tackled, with some success stories to inspire us.”
A “Prosperity Playbook” for the Tahoe-Truckee Region
In June 2022, the Envision Tahoe effort culminated in the “Prosperity Playbook.” The Playbook lays out a vision the economy our community desires to have in the future: diversified, resilient, and inclusive. The Envision Tahoe team chose a “Playbook” because, by its nature, it is nimble and includes strategies that are adaptable to changing conditions. It is able to seize opportunities and look for near-term wins while maintaining focus on the ultimate goal. Among its many “plays” are progress toward fundamental issues, such as housing, transportation and tourism. Also included are new strategies, such as driving entrepreneurship, supporting new industry clusters, and creating new skill pathways for workers. Importantly, the “Prosperity Playbook” creates an opportunity to make progress in many, connected areas through collaboration, measurement and accountability.
With the publication of the “Prosperity Playbook,” the Envision Tahoe process moves into its next critical phase: community action to achieve a more diversified, resilient and inclusive economy for all.
TPC Launches Tahoe INc.
Local business, government, education, community and tribal leaders all came together last year through an initiative funded by the Tahoe Prosperity Center called Envision Tahoe to lay the groundwork for a more resilient Tahoe, one with diverse pathways to new career possibilities and avenues for Tahoe workers to live locally and support their families. This effort is called Tahoe Inc.
Before Tahoe Inc., there was little systemic support for entrepreneurs or individuals wishing to start or grow their business. The effects of the pandemic, the Caldor Fire, and dramatic shifts in the economy and the environment were a wake-up call to preserve our future and increase support in a new economic foundation.
A committed group of volunteer entrepreneurs, Tahoe Inc. aims to re-connect innovators, nonprofits, business leaders, startups, and investors with monthly programming and peer-to-peer mentorship, events, and more.