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SUMMARY: PROPOSALS SCORING 50 POINTS & ABOVEPonderwell [1]Mountain Xpress [2]JB Media [3]American Green Media [4]Arts Council [5]Lakehouse Music [6]

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ITEMEVALUATION CRITERIA

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1a.) Community Development: Creating a vision of a County and a City that is ahead of other communities in building a media network and resources that are innovation and green, and one that places the power of the new media in the hands of the local citizens4.94.34.24.23.04.6

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b.) Economic and Workforce Development: Creating a strategy that connects government,education, community, and business in a proactive economic and workforce development movement;3.94.03.94.63.83.9

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c.) Industry Development: Further developing the media arts industry in Asheville and Buncombe County such that it creates new jobs and opportunities for the community and;4.03.73.82.93.43.3

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d.) Training and Education: Training for the 21st Century media world where a small investment can buy you a studio, post production resources and a door to a career. 4.33.03.93.43.93.8

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2Quality of the proposed partnership if applicable3.41.94.11.43.93.0

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3Appropriateness of the project to the organizations' and/or individual's mission. 4.03.63.44.04.23.2

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4As appropriate, plans for documentation, evaluation and dissemination of the project results.4.42.42.61.93.22.1

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5Appropriateness of the proposed performance measurements and their ability to provide evidence that the outcome was achieved.8.36.24.97.05.46.3

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6Extent to which the project engages the public in participating in the project.19.917.614.314.512.814.9

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7Ability to carry out the project based on such factors as:

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a) Appropriateness of the budget and its funding support and 3.63.02.71.82.22.4

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sustainability strategy

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b)Quality and clarity of the project goals and design.3.43.12.42.32.42.4

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c) Resources involved.3.63.32.92.12.82.3

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d) Qualifications of the project's personnel3.13.63.43.03.02.7

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e) Readiness to meet the County's and City's Agreement requirements3.73.13.02.63.02.8

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f) Likelihood the the project or initiative will be completed within the 4.34.03.21.82.72.7

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proposed period of support or able to sustain itself without future

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funding from the County and the City.

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Presentation47.744.7N/AN/AN/AN/A

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Total126.6111.558.657.556.855.9
[1] Web-based community driven local news outlet presented by local writers, photographers and videographers.
[2] Online portal for sorting, collecting and connecting locally relevant online content that also allows users to post their own news and information.
[3] Online digital media portal that distributes content through video, audio and blogged content.
[4] Local Life Media Center that delivers tools and training for media production and social media distribution; expansion into neighborhod pod locations.
[5] Creative Technology and Arts Center that uses an online vehicle for promoting local creative professionals, offers media arts education and established a media arts center.
[6] Launch a cross-functional, multi-media communication venture including television, radio, internet and wireless technology.