Three of the Worst Plans We’ve Seen

A number of years ago Sinbad was in a movie called “Houseguest” and without getting into the entire story line there is this moment where Sinbad’s character is presenting pictures of bad teeth to an assembly of students, bringing about ewws and ooohhs. This slideshow is the planning equivalent.  Check it out and then check out this recent LinkedIn article by David Toyer, our founder, that addresses the flaws in planning which result in bad plans like these. Continue reading

Toyer Supports Proposed Logistic Park

This week, Toyer Strategic successfully held a community meeting with property owners adjacent to a proposed logistics park in Lacey, Washington. Toyer is one of the project consultants supporting the entitlement of the Hawks Prairie Logistics Park – a project that would create around 1.9 million square feet of warehousing and distribution space on 131 acres. An economic impact analysis produced by our firm estimates that the project could result in nearly 900 direct, indirect and induced jobs at full-build out of all phases of the project. Lacey, Washington has a population just over 49,000 and sits on the Interstate 5 (I-5) corridor south of Tacoma, Washington and immediately north of Olympia (the state capitol).   Continue reading

Welcome Anna to the Team

We’re excited to announced that Anna Leidl has joined our team as a research intern and will be supporting a number of our economic development and marketing projects. Anna, a native of Saskatchewan, Canada, is a sophomore at Iowa Wesleyan University where she is double majoring in Psychology and Marketing while playing volleyball and softball for the Tigers. Learn more Continue reading

Highlights from Spencer Economic Forum

Check out some highlights from the Spencer Economic Development forum our firm conducted on November 5th.  Clip is courtesy of Spencer Municipal Utilities.