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On October 27, 2016, the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) adopted the Wasatch Choice 2050 (WC2050) goals.

This milestone represents the culmination of a year and a half of work to gather input from cities, counties, transportation partners, businesses, and community organizations regarding local and regional priorities for the WC2050 Vision.

WFRC established these goals to inform how future transportation investments will be evaluated, selected, and prioritized, and how those projects will be coordinated with local community priorities regarding the use of land and the pursuit of economic development opportunities.

The Consortium met regularly and attracted thousands of​ attendees, including community and business leaders, elected officials, planners, economists, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, academics, and more. Information regarding the most recent event, which was held in conjunction with a complementary event in January of 2018, follows.

Wasatch Choice 2050 (WC2050) is a vision for our region’s future that supports a well-functioning economy, improves air quality, and enhances Utahns’ overall quality of life. WC2050 coordinates transportation investments with land use and economic development opportunities through a collaborative approach with cities, counties, community organizations, transportation partners, businesses, and the public.
 
Mayor’s Metro Solutions is a collaborative forum created to address the growth challenges of the greater Salt Lake Valley as the metro area becomes increasingly urban.
 
The combined WC2050 and Mayor’s Metro Solutions event brought together stakeholders from across the region to discuss how to increase access to jobs and educational opportunities through the development of the WC2050 Preferred Scenario. Bruce J. Katz and Jeremy Nowak, co-authors of The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism, were the keynote speakers. 400 copies of the book were available at the event for free.
 
For additional information regarding the event, please contact Andrea Pearson.
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