Graham has been busy writing about revitalization and economic development. To view recent articles, research report and marketing materials, please send an email.
Main Street Movement Revitalizes its Approach
Graham’s article covering the National Main Street Center’s changes to their downtown revitalization approach will be published in Economic Development Journal, the quarterly magazine of International Economic Development Council, Spring 2017 edition. To receive a free advance copy, drop a note to Graham@DowntownDynamics.com .
This article discusses NMSC’s changes to its “Four Point Approach” to downtown revitalization. After 35 years of promoting this formula in towns and urban centers across the country, the national leaders of this popular grass-roots movement are now revising the approach. The new focus call for creating new “Community Transformation Strategies” in town centers, placing a greater emphasis on economic vitality and less on promotion and design.
Attracting Commercial Investments to Downtown Districts
Graham was selected by the IDA to contribute to their first Top Issues Council research reports. These Councils feature downtown management industry experts who collaborated to produce research briefs on top urban issues identified by IDA members, including best practices, insights and policy recommendations. Graham wrote on Public Incentive Programs to Help Attract Commercial Investment to Your Downtown District. To receive an advance copy of this free report, please contact Graham@DowntownDynamics.com.
Economic Development Tools Upper Dublin Township, PA
Graham developed two new economic development tools to attract new businesses and real estate development projects to the Fort Washington Office Park.
This innovative new interactive map enables prospective new developers/investors to view individual parcels and the potential buildout for new office, hotel, multifamily residential and retail projects.