Jeff Marcell

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission – Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan

Challenge Northwest Indiana (comprised of Lake, Porter, and La Porte Counties) faces both old and new obstacles on its path to sustainable economic growth. Some, such as the decline of the steel industry, have been impacting the region for years. Others, like the region’s housing and workforce shortages, are nationwide …

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission – Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan Read More

Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AK) – Choose Anchorage: A Framework for Revitalization

Challenge Bounded by the Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage is situated in one of the world’s most beautiful settings. Its scenic parks and trails, upscale ski resort, top-tier restaurants, and unique cultural and arts amenities make the city a popular destination for visitors and adventure seekers from around …

Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AK) – Choose Anchorage: A Framework for Revitalization Read More

Greenville Area Development Corporation (SC) – Economic Development Strategy

Challenge Located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, Greenville County is home to one of the nation’s most vibrant economies. Its long track record of attracting large-scale domestic and international investment has garnered media attention, including the front page of the Wall Street Journal and a segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes. …

Greenville Area Development Corporation (SC) – Economic Development Strategy Read More

Alaska Defense Industry Resiliency Initiative (ADIRI) – Best Practices & Stakeholder Outreach

Challenge The US military and defense sector represents a key driver in Alaska, accounting for tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in federal spending. Yet, despite its outsized role, there were significant gaps in understanding among public sector decision makers at all levels of the impact of …

Alaska Defense Industry Resiliency Initiative (ADIRI) – Best Practices & Stakeholder Outreach Read More

Chicago Metropolitan Area Planning (IL) – Inclusive Growth Analysis

Challenge Charged with linking transportation and land use planning in a 7-county region of northeastern Illinois, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and its partners have a strong history of collaboration. Long-range planning efforts such as ON TO 2050, the region’s current comprehensive plan that identified economically disconnected and …

Chicago Metropolitan Area Planning (IL) – Inclusive Growth Analysis Read More

Greater Spokane, Inc. (WA) – Thrive Spokane: A Regional Strategy for Growth and Equity

Challenge Greater Spokane has grown into the second largest metro area in the state of Washington and a significant economic driver for the Inland Northwest. The region is home to dynamic industries ranging from aerospace and life sciences to advanced manufacturing and agriculture, a full spectrum of higher education institutions, …

Greater Spokane, Inc. (WA) – Thrive Spokane: A Regional Strategy for Growth and Equity Read More

East Michigan Council of Governments – Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Challenge Covering 14 counties, along with the Saginaw metropolitan area and the sovereign Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, the East Michigan Council of Governments (EMCOG) region is incredibly diverse in terms of its geography, demographics, and economic base. As a result, EMCOG’s comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) must account …

East Michigan Council of Governments – Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Read More

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (WA) – Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Resiliency and Recovery Update

Challenge The events of 2020 highlighted the importance of incorporating resiliency into economic development planning for governments at all levels. For the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum region, the need for recovery and resiliency planning predated COVID-19. Over the past five decades, residents had faced the loss of major employers due to a range …

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (WA) – Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Resiliency and Recovery Update Read More

Scroll to Top