How does your community define economic development?

Everyone has an opinion, however developing a common understanding and consensus is an important first step in creating a strategy for your community. We help our clients reach this consensus and then develop strategies and action plans that are focused on building upon their existing traded-sector industry strengths. From there, we work together to uncover opportunities to accelerate investment through in-depth research and collaboration with business leaders and economic development stakeholders. As real estate strategists, we also ensure that quality of place is an integral part of the economic development strategy. Talent is increasingly drawn to communities with great quality of life and urban amenities – economic development strategies will only be successful when they are linked to land use and placemaking.

At LCG, our passion is making sure our plans immediately result in action. We provide communities with a direct and measurable short-term action plan to be carried out by its public and private partners. These actions often include quick wins like the development of a website that utilizes the content created in the strategy. Other actions may lay the groundwork for longer-term placemaking projects, funding, or policy changes.

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