Monthly Archives: September 2019

Placemaking & Economic Development


When most people think of economic development, they think of job and wage growth. While job and wage growth are a large part of economic development, many people forget about placemaking and its contribution to economic development. Placemaking is the art of creating unique public spaces through design and planning processes that includes public-private partnerships. [...]

Placemaking & Economic Development2019-09-12T19:34:09+00:00

Gen Z: Shaping Location and Expansion Decisions


Tracy Sharp and Reteisha Byrd wrote an article in the 2019 fall issue of Area Development Magazine unpacking the impact GenZ is having on site location and business expansion decisions.   Finding qualified candidates to fill open positions is a challenge for every employer today. Unemployment rates are at a 19-year low and, for the [...]

Gen Z: Shaping Location and Expansion Decisions2019-09-05T16:50:35+00:00