The Borough of Myerstown in Pennsylvania has created a model revitalization organization that consolidates all revitalization functions and activities into one non-profit public private partnership. It is a model other towns might consider when designing a revitalization strategy and organization. To view the article click: Myerstown Vitatalization Partnership Model
This report chronicles the pandemic related actions of the Pennsylvania Governor and Lebanon County elected officials during the period of April 2020 to September 2020 and objectively analyses the subsequent impact on the county’s economic recovery from business closure through December 2020. ClickAnalysis of Economic Impact of Pennsylvania Governor’s Withholding of Pandemic CARES Act Funding to Lebanon County
This report provides a guide on how to establish and achieve measurable revitalization goals, based on the author’s experiences, for communities suffering from population and economic decline. To read the report click: Guide to Establishing and Achieving Revitalization
Since its enactment in 1977 Pennsylvania’s Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act [LERTA] has become the most widely used local economic development incentive in the Commonwealth. This report lists some examples of how LERTA was used during the programs fortieth anniversary year in 2017.
Utilizing NACIS codes to determine business clustering opportunities is a simple and effective analytical tool used by the author in numerous business district revitalization studies. Click:NACIS Clustering
Click for recommendations, based on author’s real estate development experience, on how to defeat and reform regulatory bureaucracy to stimulate economic development and make US businesses more globally competitive. Click here.how-to-defeat-and-reform-the-regulatory-bureaucracy-and-create-shovel-ready-projects-copy
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US Small Business Development Center Program: Critical Critique. Click for a report on why this government program should be eliminated or reformed.
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A highly successful TIF project could generate more tax revenue, or achieve lower improvement costs, than originally planned. In that fortunate event an early termination of the TIF district is required. Click for a check list to follow when terminating a TIF project early.check-list-for-early-termination
Local loan guarantee funds can be effective tools for economic development. This report provides a model for such a program secured by bank deposits. Click here.guidelines-for-establishing-a-local-business-loan-guarantee-program-secured-by-bank-deposits