Category: Redevelopment

New Contest Seeks to Find Affordable, Creative Solutions to Housing

One US city is hoping to incentivize developers to build affordable housing by opening a contest looking for creative ideas for affordable housing. The prize? Free land to test their idea.

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Amazon Investing in Affordable Housing Near HQ2 Campus in Virginia

Amazon is pledging $20 million to Arlington County’s Affordable Housing Investment Fund as part of the HQ2 deal it reached with the County earlier this year.

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Successful Entrepreneurship in Rural America

A small town in Wyoming is becoming a best practice by utilizing its historic assets to revitalize the economy.

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Why Economic Developers Should Defend Real Estate Developers

Economic developers need to teach communities the value of high-quality development and stress that new development is more cost-effective and equitable for residents in the long-term.

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Portland Voters Support Building More Housing

Portland has been experiencing increased “mansionization” of its already unaffordable housing stock, but shockingly Portland residents actually supported increasing and diversifying the housing stock.

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NIMBY Tactics of Blocking New Development is More Harmful Than Helpful

Communities seeking to curb new housing developments and gentrification will often engage in traditional NIMBY tactics, which actually exacerbates change, drives up rents, and leads to displacement.

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Local Coalitions Catalyze Community Prosperity

We firmly believe that galvanizing citizens and leaders at the local and regional level is the most effective way for economic developers to make the greatest impact in their communities.

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