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NCDS Special Report: The Strategic Initiative

March 23, 2016

Category: Reports, White Papers

NCDS Special Report: The Strategic Initiative



In the past two decades, development organizations in some of America’s most successful communities have adopted a growth stimulation strategy that has transformed their local economies. Some of the dynamic and well-known cities utilizing this concept include Salt Lake City, Spokane, Atlanta, Phoenix, Raleigh/Durham, Tucson, Oklahoma City, Indianapolis, and many others. Recent statistics compiled by the Economic Strategy Center of Atlanta, Georgia, indicate that cities that have utilized this strategy to stimulate growth and tackle obstacles are growing at a rate of 11.6% vs. the national average of 4.4%.




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“Birmingham Landmarks, Inc. certainly made the right decision in selecting NCDS to raise the $7 million needed to fully restore our sadly dilapidated and abandoned former vaudeville theatre in downtown Birmingham.  Your firm provided the wisdom and experience to position the project as worthy of support, then structured a winning campaign that was creative, energizing, and relentless in pursuit of the goal.  We were especially appreciative of your flexibility relative to our early cash flow issues, and even more so in the selection of the assigned NCDS Project Executive.  Because of the success and momentum of your phase of this exceptional campaign, the Lyric staff was able to continue seeking commitments utilizing tax credits, and the total raised now exceeds $11.8 million.  Thanks to NCDS, Birmingham can boast of having one of the most spectacularly restored performing arts theaters in America.”

Brant Beene, Executive Director • Birmingham Landmarks, Inc.

National Community Development Services, Inc.
6300 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 600-165
Atlanta, GA  30339
Phone: (404) 231-0730
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