Executive Order 13602: Establishing a White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities [open pdf - 195KB]
Alternate Title: EO 13602: Establishing a White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities
"Cities, towns, and regions across our Nation continue to face difficult economic challenges. Enhancing current Federal assistance is helping to lift communities out of distress. To allow the Federal Government to better partner with these local communities to build local capacity to address economic issues, and to support comprehensive planning and regional collaboration, my Administration established the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) pilot initiative. By partnering with cities and regions to augment their vision for stability and economic growth, the SC2 was designed to help communities strengthen their capacity to create jobs and more competitive business climates, and implement locally driven community and regional planning approaches that lead to sustained economic growth, as well as ensure that Federal assistance is more efficiently provided and used. This order improves the way the Federal Government engages with and supports local communities by better aligning resources and coordinating efforts across executive departments and agencies (agencies) so that communities across the country have access to comprehensive, localized technical assistance and planning resources to develop and implement their economic vision and strategies."
Executive Order 13602; E.O. 13602
Government Printing Office: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
Federal Register (March 20, 2012), v.77 no.54, p.16131-16134