Economic Revitalization Strategies
Rural and rustbelt economies are not destined to collapse, contrary to popular opinion. The way to rebuild struggling economies is dependent on fostering self reliance. Economic revitalization requires building on local assets and investing in people. When residents become business owners, developers and investors, money stays in the economy and people begin to feel connected to their community again.
Real Estate Strategies
Vacant and underutilized buildings are simultaneously the most significant detriment and opportunity for struggling cities. These properties become a cancer on communities and must be dealt with to contain the peripheral costs. By putting appropriate legislation in place, and cultivating local developers, these once tax-dead properties become economic powerhouses.
Revitalization Rescue Assesement
It’s easy to lose sight of what you set out to do and sometimes a fresh set of eyes can help you see what is right in front of you. All too often communities become numb to their eyesores and shortcomings. Revitalization Rescue is an honest assessment of the core of a community. Through this process, participants will have the opportunity to take a cold hard look at how their town looks, feels and functions from an outsider’s perspective and provide direction as to how those issues can be addressed. Think Gordon Ramsey without the accent and apron.