Economic Development

When a community is ready to take action, White + Burke can help in the pre-development process to highlight opportunities, identify constraints, and prepare for projects to be built. Because we understand the private and public sectors, we bring a unique perspective to the project team. In advising communities, our services can include:
  • Feasibility analyses
  • Issues and opportunity analyses
  • Market analysis
  • Strategic action planning
  • Financial modeling
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Public relations
  • Establishing TIF Districts
  • Downtown revitalization SWAT team

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Public-Private Partnerships

When public and private entities come together to develop a project -- from the simplest transaction to the most complicated -- W+B can create an action plan, organize, and negotiate the myriad details involved with multiple parties. W+B understand the interests and motivations of each party. W+B can package the financing using both public and private resources. Among the services White + Burke provides to public-private partnerships:
  • Financial modeling
  • Feasibility studies
  • Manage TIF districts
  • Obtain permits
  • Prepare and manage a developer RFP process
  • Negotiate MOUs, development agreements, P&S contracts, etc
Some examples include:
  • Downtown St. Albans, VT revitalization
  • Onion River Co-op at City Market, Burlington, VT
  • Tax Increment Financing districts

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