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Economic Analysis: Traverse City and Grand Traverse County Analytic Project

Urban3, a firm specializing in conducting economic analyses for communities’ tax bases, has been hired to conduct an economic analysis of Traverse City and Grand Traverse County tax base on a per acre basis. Their work would include the relative potency of land uses and the creation of 2-D and 3-D graphics. Joe Minicozzi, Principal at Urban3 would present the findings of this analysis to the City Commission, various boards and to the community. Project analysis will consider the following:

  • The relative economic potency of land uses and the creation of 2D and 3D graphics
  • The delivery of those models to your planning department
  • An isolated analysis of various land use patterns within your community
  • Comparative analysis of your municipality within your County
  • Presentations of the models and powerpoint to your community, audiences determined by client: October 10-11 presentation (large file!); Video link
  • An online “StoryMap” website which will contain all graphics created as part of your analysis and an executive level narrative to complement the graphic. This will tell your community’s economic “story”. 

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This page last updated on 11/8/2017.