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Community Land Use + Economics Group, LLC

We work with local and state governments, nonprofit organizations, business improvement districts, developers, planning firms, and others to develop practical and innovative economic development strategies, cultivate independent businesses, identify regulatory and financial barriers, attract new investment, and make solid, forward-looking decisions about the economic uses of older, historic and traditional commercial districts.

  • Specializing In:

  • Economic analysis and business development planning:
    Retail market analysis
    Business mix and land use analysis
    Retail sales gap analysis
    Business development plans for commercial districts
    Independent business development and recruitment planning
    Business profile development
    Economic and fiscal impact analysis
    Identification and development of niche markets and clusters
    Adaptive use and rehabilitation finance strategies for historic commercial buildings

    Strategic and implementation planning:
    Practical, detailed implementation plans for revitalization programs
    Strategic planning for downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization initiatives
    District marketing and promotion strategies

    Consumer and public opinion surveys:
    District intercept surveys
    Community-wide surveys
    Business surveys
    Economic and lifestyle profiling of key customer groups
    Focus groups and community input processes
    National Downtown Business Survey

    Policy and program performance:
    District assessments
    Evaluations of district management organizations
    Economic benchmarking
    Local, regional and state policy planning to stimulate and support revitalization initiatives

    Training workshops, speeches, and keynote addresses:
    We offer speeches and workshops on a broad range of downtown and neighborhood commercial district economic development topics.
  • Clients:

  • Our clients include local and state governments throughout the United States; local, state and national nonprofit organizations; private developers; and government entities in Canada and the United Kingdom. Our current and recent assignments include projects for Main Street Iowa; the Kansas Main Street Program; the Del Mar (CA) Village Association; the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development; the Washington, DC Office of Planning; the Racine County (WI) Economic Development Commission; the City of Ventura (CA); the Pueblo de Cochiti; and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


  • Kennedy Smith, speaking at the University of Nevada/Las Vegas
  • Seattle
  • Del Mar, California


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Community Land Use + Economics Group, LLC

Community Land Use + Economics Group, LLC

PO Box 2345

Arlington, VA 22202

202 657 5232 phone

202 318 4605 fax

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