Strategic Economics was one of the Project Leads for the Using Smart Growth Strategies to Foster Economic Development: A Kelso, Washington, Case Study (2015). This study aims to help cities like Kelso rethink how to address economic development challenges with small, manageable solutions that create stronger, more resilient communities. A smart growth economic development strategy needs to support businesses and workers and improve quality of life. Smart growth approaches bring together these elements and recognize the balance among them and the need to create long-term value in addition to short-term gains.
Strategic Economics Vice President, Nadine Fogarty, is one of the eight urban development and design leaders from around the nation, assembled by the Rose Center to serve who will be serve as their faculty advisers.
“The 2016 Rose Fellows are dedicated to finding creative solutions to land use challenges in their cities,” said National League of Cities CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony. “Through collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovative thinking, these projects will serve as models for how cities can learn from each other to make urban spaces a vibrant part of our communities.”