Our Approach

We work very closely with our clients to define the planning issues for their communities. Whether our solutions focus on an economic development strategy, retail market research, community branding, or historic preservation – we craft a custom process for each community built around three philosophies:

Commitment to Stakeholder Involvement – Without the involvement of key stakeholders including the citizens of a community, a project is destined for the dusty shelf. Our public process depends on listening to our clients and we’re not afraid to use creative methods to hear what they have to say.

Economic Solutions – Any plan can offer a vision for the future of a community. We back the vision with thorough and thoughtful research into the economics that lead to implementation. Our research typically includes detailed retail market assessment and demographic analysis followed by real marketing solutions because getting the word out can be as important as crafting the plan.

Plans that Get Implemented – All of our planning efforts include detailed implementation strategies and action plans that detail the who, what, how, and when for every plan recommendation.