The Role of Community Design in Supporting Economic Development
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 8 a.m.
Friday, October 27, 2017, 5 p.m. EDT
Dover, NH, United States
While tax breaks and other incentives may have a place in economic growth and development of a community, we believe that the overall quality of place and livability are critical to those choosing whether or not to put down business roots in a particular town or neighborhood.
Indeed, there are numbers to back this up.
The conference will be held in Dover, NH, a poster child for showcasing how community design and assets foster economic growth.
This conference will raise awareness of:
· What quality of life is and how it is related to economic growth and development – and how it can and has been measured
· Eight specific community assets that a Michigan study identified as essential fostering growth and vitality
· Challenges that municipalities might think about and how one (Dover) addressed them
· What business owners look for in deciding where to put down roots
· What residents look for when choosing a place to live
· The social and economic importance of wheelchair access
· How historic assets can be leveraged for local economic activity
Formats include presentations, interactive workshops, panel discussion. Small group discussions have been built in to the schedule for enhanced exploration and learning.
Robin Le Blanc, firstname.lastname@example.org