The Council for Community and Economic Research

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Monthly Series
Strengthening Communities Through Grants and Incentives
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 2:00:00 PM to  3:00:00 PM Eastern

The webinar will provide a brief primer on grants and incentives and discuss the role collaboration plays in finding and accessing grants to support community development. The presenter will also touch on how needs assessments and program design play a key role in both economic development and the grant acquisition process. The webinar will conclude with some case study examples of community strengthening, grant funded initiatives and a question and answer session.

Micki Vandeloo, GPC, President, Lakeview Consulting, Inc.

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Monthly Series
Housing and Economic Development Strategies for Inclusive Communities
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 2:00:00 PM to  3:00:00 PM Eastern

States, counties and cities continue to compete to attract businesses and workers, but incomes for many workers have been stagnant, the cost of housing continues to rise, and many are priced out of the areas with the best access to jobs. Without coordination, economic development and housing policies often miss opportunities to ensure broadly shared prosperity. Ellen Harpel of Smart Incentives and Lisa Sturtevant of LSA will describe work being done at the intersection of housing policy, economic development and affordable housing finance. The goal of the session is to provide attendees with a better understanding of the importance of inclusive communities and to give concrete examples of ways local jurisdictions can develop inclusive and integrated land use, economic development and housing policies.

Ellen Harpel, Founder, Smart Incentives
Lisa Sturtevant, President & Founder, Lisa Sturtevant & Associates

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