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McClure Consulting, LLC and consulting colleagues have worked in many different socio-geographic settings, including Native American communities, U.S.-Mexico border regions, rapidly growing urban centers, rural agricultural, mining, tourism, and retirement-housing centers, and in the unique cultural-economic environment of the South Pacific. Clients have included private-sector real estate developers and investors, non-profit organizations, and all levels of government. The range of solutions we have generated include the following representative examples:
Fiscal/economic analysis focus with a strategic component:
Documenting the benefits of major real estate projects to local jurisdictions.
Demonstrating whether an incentive program for international shoppers would be feasible in a state and how tourism spending and tax effects would affect communities throughout the state.
Assessing the economic impacts of an innovative program that supports forest-thinning activity while encouraging the creation of new businesses to make use of material harvested in the thinning process.
Estimating how the impacts of highway bypass development on a small visitor-oriented city could vary according to alternative routes, and the net effects of the bypass on the community.
Estimating the economic impacts on adjacent commercial and residential properties from widening of urban freeways and highways.
Evaluating the soundness of concepts and formulas used to set development impact fee rates.
Advising on the redevelopment prospects of specific neighborhoods and individual buildings.
Determining the measures needed in order to model fiscal relationships between real estate development and the operations and maintenance activities and capital expenditures of host cities (a).
Documenting the impacts of both new and phasing-out mining operations on local communities, and devising recovery strategies for areas negatively affected.
As part of the application process for ARRA funds, documenting the broad economic benefits to an urban metro region and local community from a major key transportation improvement that would encourage economic development.
Documenting tax obligations of Indians and Indian tribes, including case studies of the patterns of tax payments and services received.
Assessing market feasibility, forecasting, and estimating economic and fiscal impacts.
Utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to enrich analytical capabilities and provide enhanced geospatial analysis.
Coalescing primary and secondary data sources (i.e. Census, NAICS, surveys, etc) for local/regional economic analysis.
Market analysis focus with fiscal and strategic components:
Estimating the tourist-shopping component of a major entertainment shopping center.
Estimating market size and growth for regional shopping centers in high-growth areas, using housing development and other data, where standard demographic reports are inadequate to track the rate of change.
Determining the extent to which a set of downtown revitalization concepts, in a border city with unique visitation patterns, can be justified on the basis of market feasibility and urban design factors.
Assessing the competitive strength of existing retail centers, and recommending remedial action at the project and city level.
Evaluating the market, fiscal, and economic development implications of a series of plans for highly desirable lakefront property under a combination of federal, state, city, and private ownership.
Advising a non-profit agency on the soundness of market assumptions used to promote a low-to-moderate-income housing development.
Determining the market implications to existing stores and the fiscal implications of major new retail facilities in a community (a).
Economic development strategic focus; economic base analysis:
Consolidating views on economic development targets, issues, and approaches within a multi-community region, through executive interviews and summarizing written documentation (a).
Relating a region’s existing economic base to its competitive environment and to emerging economic opportunities, in the form of strategic plan guidance.
Establishing guidelines for the organization and management of economic development organizations (a).
Documenting the changing state of the retail industry, in the face of Internet shopping, warehouse stores, and the like, and assessing the implications of these changes on a city’s retail environment (a).
Documenting the prospects, challenges, and recommended solutions to developing and operating a business development center for an island-state with unique cultural influences on the conduct of business (b).
Assessing the impacts of NAFTA on the Mexico-Canada border regions of western states (b).
Preparing comprehensive strategic-plan based applications for major federal economic development programs (a).
Preparing grant applications based on market-focused redevelopment plans.
Assessing the extent and nature of job losses in specific Information industry sub-sectors, and potential remediation strategies.
(a) Some or all projects through affiliation with The Natelson Dale Group, Inc.
(b) Through affiliation with Lay James Gibson, Ph.D.