ThreeStar is a strategic community development program developed to assist communities in preparing for a better future, for today and tomorrow – and for generations to come. Based on the ThreeStar Community Stakeholder team’s multifaceted assessment and review, the ThreeStar program is undergoing revitalization in 2019 to better serve communities. The ThreeStar program now incorporates asset-based planning initiatives and a two-year timeline to accomplish goals. The asset-based planning component helps communities develop goals to maximize their local assets to drive economic development.  Participating counties meet best practices criteria in county-wide asset planning, submit required documents, and participate in facilitated meetings. Starting in 2019, biennial grants will be available to counties to align with one of the community’s identified goals.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • 90 counties will participate in the ThreeStar program and develop their goals. 
  • 90 counties participating in the ThreeStar program will complete at least 1 of their established goals during the calendar year. 
  • At least 30 counties will complete a goal related to workforce development.