Economic Gardening® in Practice: Two Regions’ Experiences

As detailed in a prior post, Economic Gardening® is a strategy that identifies innovative local companies that—with some guidance—have substantial potential. Companies that successfully complete the program can benefit from tools and insights to strategically grow their business on a regional, national, or global scale. This approach to economic development was created by the National[…]

Risky Business: Overcoming Challenges to Attracting Investment at Brownfield Sites

As part of USEPA’s Re-Development Academy, part 2 of the 3-part webinar series discussed addressing risks upfront when preparing to attract investment at brownfield sites. Redevelopment of brownfields in economically distressed areas can present additional risks or constraints that are unique to the environmental and financial concerns of a project. These risks, whether they be[…]

Register Now: “Show Me How: Brownfields Redevelopment in Economically Distressed Areas”

The Real Estate Development Academy (RE-Development Academy) is hosting a series of webinars and a Brownfields Conference workshop focused on successful redevelopment practices at some of the toughest sites in the country. Part 3 of the Fall 2021 Webinar Series, “Show Me How: Brownfields Redevelopment in Economically Distressed Areas,” will take place on November 19th, 2021 from[…]

Brownfields Safe Reuse and Investment Packages: A Roadmap for Communities

Redevelopment of a blighted or contaminated site is not an easy task, however, there are steps you can take to reduce the risks involved in the process and attract the right investment.  Communities and private investors often think about redevelopment from two different perspectives.  Understanding this, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Brownfields and[…]

Economic Gardening®: Nurturing High-Potential Local Companies for Job Growth

When you think of economic development strategies, your mind may first go to a local or state agency offering a bevy of tax incentives and other financial goodies to a large company that is considering moving to the area and providing new job opportunities to local residents. Alternatively, you might think of a program helping[…]

Removing the Barriers: Repositioning Brownfields Sites for Success

  As part of USEPA’s Re-Development Academy, part 1 of the 3-part webinar series discusses how repositioning can make the difference between redevelopments that succeed and those that fail—and it’s more than just marketing. Repositioning is a term used in the real-estate world to describe actions that prepare a site for reuse or redevelopment. This[…]

RE-Development Academy Announces Fall Webinar Series and Brownfields Conference Workshop

The Real Estate Development Academy (RE-Development Academy) is hosting a series of webinars and a Brownfields Conference workshop focused on successful redevelopment practices at some of the toughest sites in the country. The changing economic climate and shifting real estate demand makes clear that former industrial and brownfield sites are critical building blocks for communities.[…]

Webinar Series Coming this Fall: Catalyzing Redevelopment in Economically Distressed Areas

A Three-Part Webinar Series offered by EMS and Vita Nuova, LLC in conjunction with US EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization The Real Estate Development Academy Program (RE-Development Academy) is hosting a series of webinars focused on successful redevelopment practices as a lead in to a Brownfields University Workshop offered at the National Brownfields[…]

Brownfield Redevelopment in Action: Toledo, Ohio

Toledo is an Ohio town known for auto manufacturing, including renowned products such as the U.S. military Jeep. In 2015, Jeep announced that there would no longer be a need for Toledo’s South manufacturing plant, and the area was subsequently deemed a brownfield. With this designation, the site became part of the U.S. EPA’s Brownfields[…]