Since 2012, Coastal Alabama Partnership (CAP) has been hard at work providing a platform for regional leaders to convene, collaborate, build consensus and advocate for Coastal Alabama’s priorities. CAP has recently released its first annual report, highlighting the organization’s efforts since its creation. Accomplishments include:
- Leading the region’s “first ever” Regional Washington D.C. Fly-In with sixteen elected officials from Mobile and Baldwin counties to rally support behind efforts to build the I-10 Bridge over the Mobile River.
- Facilitating and hosting the region’s first “elected officials’ forum” to address issues and challenges relating to the Coastal Region.
- Creating the Regional Tourism Council (RTC) for the purpose of strengthening regional collaborations, identifying voids in the region’s array of events, attractions and sports activities and looking for ways to extend the tourism season. The council consists of the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, City of Foley, Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and the South Mobile County Tourism Authority.
- Identifying a top consulting firm for development of the Regional Strategic Plan for Coastal Alabama. Goodwin, Mills & Cawood (GMC) and their team (including Dover Kohl, Kimley-Horn, Alta Planning and Janus Institute) were chosen to develop the first regional strategic plan for Coastal Alabama.
- Advocating and recommending to local elected officials and legislators needed incentives to assist the coastal seafood industry.
CAP would like to thank its Board of Directors and Founding Entities Council, along with its stakeholders, for their support over the past few years. It required many partners working together to accomplish the above objectives, among many others, throughout the region. Please click here request a copy of the full annual report.