Development Strategies & Area Revitalization
Economic growth happens both organically and strategically. Communities grapple with new opportunities and challenges every day that are influenced by national and global economic changes. An effective Economic Development Strategy provides a road-map for attracting new investment and ensuring long-term sustainable growth. Development of this type of plan should aim to identify target industries, establish a unique position within the region and beyond, harness the energy of local leaders, consider the pros and cons of difficult trade-offs and create concrete, actionable initiatives to reduce barriers to industry growth.
Area Revitalization Plans
Communities are complex spaces with fluid interactions between economic, social, political and physical elements that are constantly reacting to local, regional and global changes. Area revitalization plans are often necessary to re-energize a community. Whether a place is experiencing changes to industry, demographics, transportation routes or demands of their citizens, revitalization plans can infuse new life into an area. Through the creation of a clear vision, strategic capitalization of community assets, strengthening of connections and linking of community partners, area beautification and the establishment of implementable strategies a community can re-invigorating and re-invent and/or strengthen an area.