A NEW collective has been launched in Elche created by a group of professionals with the objective of “helping the strategic development of Elche, its metropolitan area and its area of influence, contributing to the development and promotion of a future strategy for the town”.
The Instituto Ciudad Idea Elche – ICIE Elche is a non-profit association that began to take shape in September and aims to be a meeting point for all those people and entities committed to the future of Elche the area.
The institute suggests that “the strategic development of our city must be based on broad participation, consensus, and private-public cooperation .” They also propose “a concentric model as a more sustainable model”, as well as the “elaboration of strategic plans that establish short, medium and long term objectives and that go beyond the term of a legislature.”
The group also defends the metropolitan area of Elche and its area of influence, as well as establishing a real relationship of collaboration and development with its surroundings. In this sense, they understand that “the group formed by the metropolitan area of Elche and by the metropolitan area of Alicante (called as Functional Area Elche – Alicante ) are the main engine of our province and that the establishment of a real relationship of collaboration and development between these metropolitan areas will boost the economic development of our province and will serve as a pole of attraction for public and private investments.