The village of Waterford’s downtown district has what some would call “good bones.” The Wisconsin village has lakes, rivers, green spaces and a well-traveled, state-maintained highway running through Main Street that makes the village of Waterford easily accessible.
But, as Mike VanderBunt, executive of the Lakes Area REALTORS® Association (LARA) notes, “it feels like an area that is not living up to its full potential.”
The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) believes that building green and focusing on sustainability is important.
But the group, which represents 10,200 REALTORS®, will be the first to work hard to beat back any mandate for green requirements, no matter how big or small.
Medical Centers can draw talent, spur development and revitalize an area
Beyond providing life-saving care and essential research, medical centers are being recognized as powerful economic engines that can drive the development of an entire region and revitalize core urban communities.
By Steve Wright
Are Science Developments In Harmony or Conflict with Smart Growth?
A high-tech software company wants to bring its company headquarters— and all the great-paying jobs and growth of the 21st century economy with it — to your town.
A research corridor already flush with good, clean jobs could expand to bring a top-flight Life Sciences Center and master-planned mixed use development into your area.
The Creative Class Is Key to Current Economic Development Trends
In today’s evolving economy, the road to prosperity requires an on ramp for the creative class. This well-educated, highly skilled, well-paid group of people, who think for a living, will drive roughly half of all U.S. job growth through 2018, according to author and scholar Richard Florida.
A community’s heritage and diversity spurs home-grown economic development
There was a time when cities and towns looked to developers and manufacturers and the service sectors to bring in jobs and to help revitalize the economy.