Initiatives are the driving force behind KCCI. After careful review of regional data and global trends during a training and brainstorming seminar, the catalyst team is responsible for generating key initiatives that aim to build sustained regional economic prosperity.
The initiatives address what social theorist Richard Florida refers to as the “Four T’s”: talent (also known as the workforce), technology (also referred to as innovation), tolerance (otherwise known as diversity and inclusion) and territory assets (the things that make Tallahassee great). Through his research, Florida shows that these four basic aspects must be addressed to build sustainable communities.
Once the initiatives are established, the catalysts break into groups to take each initiative from merely a grand idea to tangible and self-sustaining realities. The goal is for each initiative to operate as a self-sustainable entity by the end of the class year.