Southern Growth Policies Board develops projects and publications under
the guidance of four advisory councils. Each council is chaired by a
Southern governor and membership is comprised of business, academic,
government and nonprofit members representing all of the Southern states.
The four councils are aligned with Southern Growth's major areas of
research and members provide guidance and feedback on designing and
implementing regional initiatives. Each year, one council takes the
lead in planning and executing Southern Growth's yearly conference and
producing the Report on the Future of the South.
The councils include:
The Southern Technology Council focuses
on technology and innovation;
The Southern Global Strategies Council focuses on globalization including international trade and investment,
immigration, international education and relationship building;
The Council for a New Economy Workforce focuses on workforce issues;
Council on the Southern Community focuses on leadership, civic engagement, community development and growth
and quality of life.
Southern Growth Policies Board has a partnership with the Southern Consortium
of University Public Service Organizations (SCUPSO) to improve the quality
of policy-making and government management in the region. Southern Growth
and SCUPSO collaborate to produce toolkits, publications and teaching
aids that are used by SCUPSO member institutions in providing training
and counsel to more than 35,000 local, state and regional government
and nonprofit leaders in the South each year.
Southern Advanced Materials in Transportation Alliance (SAMTA)
Southern Consortium of University Public