Marketing Strategy & Action Plan Completed
F. Seidman Consulting Services presented its Downtown Marketing Strategy at a March 14th
public hearing at Brattleboroís new River Garden.
The strategy caps eight months of research, analysis
and planning that included a downtown building inventory,
market analysis, telephone and intercept surveys, focus
groups and strategy formulation.
Solutions for America Project Enters its Final Year
1999, the Pew Partnership selected 19 promising local
initiatives to document as model solutions to common social
problems. As the local researcher for the Boston Main
Streets Program, Karl F. Seidman is working with the city
program and three neighborhood Main Street districts to
document the programís outcomes and identify each
districtís best practices.
A final report will be issued later this year. To
learn more Wanted: Solutions for America, visit the Pew
Partnership web site http://www.pew-partnership.org
Real Estate Equity Fund Under Design
organizations, state agencies and civic organizations in
Providence, Rhode Island are working to revitalize the
cityís south side neighborhoods, as part of a pilot
initiative to link smart growth and inner city
key part of the effort is completing projects that develop
under-utilized sites and buildings to attract economic
activity that would otherwise contribute to sprawl.
Karl F. Seidman Consulting Services is working with
this collaborative, the Southside Investment Partnership, to
design an equity investment fund to help finance these
fund will pool investment capital from state government,
private corporations and foundations to make long-term
equity investments in community-sponsored economic
development projects. By
concentrating investment in multiple economic development projects within one
neighborhood that complement investments in housing and
public improvements, the fund seeks to stimulate a stronger
and self-sustaining development market.
With the stronger market conditions, investors will
secure a return on their investments as commercial rents and
property values increase.
F. Seidman joins Northeastern Economic Developers
F. Seidman was appointed to the NEDA Board of Directors as a
He attended his first board meeting in Newport,
Rhode Island on March 15th and was immediately
put to work on the Education Committee and in planning for
the 2004 Annual Conference to be held in Massachusetts.
NEDA is an association of economic development
professionals from 11 northeastern states and the District
of Columbia working to promote economic and industrial
development and advance knowledge and best practices in this
publishes a newsletter, sponsors regular training workshops
and an annual conference.
more about NEDA at http://www.nida.org.
new projects include:
Industry Capital Gap Analysis. To
assist the Commonwealth Corporationís Economic
Stabilization Trust to better serve Massachusetts
manufacturers, Karl F. Seidman Consulting
is conducting economic analysis to identify the stateís strongest growing
manufacturing industries, assessing private market gaps in
meeting their working capital finance needs, and
recommending program and product changes to address any gaps.
Plymouth Waterfront Development
F. Seidman Consulting Services is undertaking market analysis and
preparing financial plans for a waterfront development plan
for the town of Plymouth.