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our groundwork

we initiate change from within.

Economic Development

Business attraction, expansion and retention in collaboration with local, regional, state, real estate developers, site selectors, and private sector partners.

 

Coastal Resources Planning

 $120k in grants managed for land use, trail and ecological resources planning within the Indiana Lake Michigan watershed. 

Regional
Public Dialogue

Event planning, program design and facilitation of a  public input process
for 250 persons. 

Town
Master Development

$56+ million in committed investment for Marquette Greenway implementation, mixed-use development and habitat restoration. 

City 
Adaptive Reuse

Adaptive reuse plan for historic, vacant school envisioned as a multigenerational community center.

Regional Transit Planning

 $339+k study of two fixed-route bus transit systems with inclusive public outreach & engagement.

Regional
Economic Development

 $180 million invested in shoreline communities, airport, commuter rail and regional bus transportation systems.

Town
Placemaking

Grants and partnerships to engage local artists and bring art programs to emergent public spaces.

City
Brownfield Clearance

$2.0 million in grants managed for blight elimination at key sites.