Who We Are / About GFPB
Go Forward Pine Bluff (GFPB) started as a grassroots effort of a group of 100 diverse volunteers – age, race, gender, economic stature – who spent 2016 developing a strategic plan to grow the tax base of our community based on four pillars: Economic Development, Education, Government and Infrastructure, and Quality of Life. The GFPB Plan is funded by a 7-year 5/8th cent sales tax that was passed overwhelmingly by 70% of the voters, business investments, private donations, and grants. A public-private partnership was formed with the City of Pine Bluff to ensure the funding is utilized appropriately to implement the 27 initiatives in the Plan. GFPB seeks to increase the revenues of the city, retain population, relocate population, and attract tourism and consumers. Our goal is to establish the necessary working relationships to move Pine Bluff forward.
The mission of Go Forward Pine Bluff is to increase the revenues of the city government, enabling it to provide the level of services expected by our citizens.
Go Forward Pine Bluff is guided by three main values:
- Retain population
- Relocate population, and
- Attract tourism and consumers throughout the region
The goal of Go Forward Pine Bluff is to serve as a bridge between the public and private sector that establishes the necessary working relationships to move Pine Bluff forward.