Downtown Development Strategies
Downtowns remain the core of urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the American South. However, Work-From-Home and shifts in the retail markets have created both threats and opportunities to the development of Downtown communities, big and small, often tied to the development of new housing and retail sites and redeveloping office buildings searching for new life. Join the Montrose Group, LLC leaders to learn about best practices for developing Downtowns through understanding the market for housing, office, and retail investments and creating and implementing action plans to transform Downtowns, recognizing the market's current challenges and opportunities.
About the Speaker
Dave Robinson provides corporate site location, economic development planning and lobbying consulting services for public and private sector clients based upon 30 years of experience. Prior to forming the Montrose Group, Mr. Robinson managed law firm government relations practices, was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, executive at Ameritech; senior staff for Columbus Mayor Greg Lashutka, and general counsel of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. He served as Adjunct Professor at the Ohio State University and is author of Economic Development from the State & Local Perspective, and The Energy Economy, published by Palgrave. Mr. Robinson has represented nearly 50 clients before the state of Ohio and local governments, substantial economic development strategy experience including co-researching and drafting the 30 economic development strategic plans and infrastructure and incentive strategies, and negotiated $150 M in local, state and federal financing for economic development projects through corporate site location and site development projects.