The Human Capital committee of the Capital Crossroads visioning plan has launched an initiative called "Education Drives Our Great Economy" or EDGE.


The initiative is aimed at helping people of all ages, including adults who are looking to add skills to expand and grow their career options to help them meet future workforce needs.


The Business Education Alliance will form a board to oversee the EDGE initiative, and marketing professional and development strategist Cyndi Fisher has been named executive director of the initiative. Fisher most recently has worked as director of marketing at LS2group.


The initiative will be organized into three areas of focus: advocacy, pre-kindergarten through 20, and lifelong learning.

  1. Advocacy will focus on strategies to inform the community about legislation impacting education and start discussions on key education issues.
  2. Pre-K through 20 will focus on strategies to make sure every student is prepared to become a successful citizen by providing resources to support the exploration of student career interests.
  3. Lifelong learning will focus on helping both higher education students and adults learn skills to grow their career and meet the needs of the workforce.