Looking at this picture, what do you see? You may see a typical suburb. Or a small town in flyover country. Both answers would be correct! However, when we look at the picture we see: The commuting patterns that are impacted by zoning decisions The small business that is trying to get a building permit […]
In my experience a City’s successful implementation of a plan depends greatly upon a their reaction to and investment in the actual elements of the plan. For successful implementation to occur, a city must be mindful of the tendency for its performance to ‘default’ to status quo (generalization and avoidance), substitution (solving a less complex […]
Check out some highlights from the Spencer Economic Development forum our firm conducted on November 5th. Clip is courtesy of Spencer Municipal Utilities.
Traveling around as much as I do, I hear it from Mayors, I see it in community vision and mission statements, and I read it in marketing brochures. . . [insert city name here] – “A Great Place to Live, Work and Play/Shop/Stay” It’s been the tagline, catch phrase, sound bite, etc. for years now. […]
Toyer Strategic Consultant was in Spencer, Iowa yesterday continuing our work with the Grow Spencer Commission to create Spencer’s new economic development strategic plan. The day concluded with a community forum where David Toyer made a presentation on the economic development planning process, the core planning components within the strategy, some of the targeted industries […]