Economic Development Webinar: Is Your Project Viable?

Economic Development Webinar: Is Your Project Viable?

International Economic Development Council

Is Your Project Viable? A Feasibility Study Delivers Clear and Early Answers

Wednesday, September 28
2:30 - 4:00 pm EST

Cost: $85 for IEDC members, $125 for Non-members
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11 am EST

Questions? Please contact [email protected]

Great ideas inspire new projects. But, not all projects are practical. A feasibility study conducted before any work has begun can uncover potential problems – market, finance or political difficulties that may doom a project. That is why developers and communities have come to rely on these study results to help decide the fate of proposed projects.

Feasibility studies are not just for large projects. They can be conducted for a proposed development of nearly any size. Using the concepts presented in this webinar, the economic developer faced with a limited study budget can prepare and conduct his/her own. Those with the ability to pay for a third party evaluation benefit, too – by being better prepared to develop study RFPs and to judge the quality of the final report.

IEDC's September webinar will give economic developers the latest expert guidance and timely information on the value, use and conduct of feasibility studies for real estate projects.

Attend this Feasibility Webinar and You Will:
• Learn how a feasibility study can help determine the potential for a successful economic development initiative
• Understand what feasibility studies Can (and Cannot) Do: their components, costs and benefits, and limitations
• Learn to how to conduct your own feasibility study
• Be better prepared to prepare feasibility study RFPs and review the final report

Contact: [email protected]


Robin Hunden
Hunden Strategic Partners
Beverly Shores, IN

Mr. Hunden and his firm offer extensive experience in the economics of major real estate projects. Mr. Hunden has provided expertise for over 200 projects including Toronto's Woodbine Live!, the Kansas City Power & Light District, 4th Street Live! (Louisville), the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott, Chicago's Union Station redevelopment, the New Yorker Hotel, Conseco Fieldhouse, Fort Worth Omni, and numerous convention hotels, convention centers and mixed-use districts. Prior to starting HSP in 2006, he served as Vice President of Johnson Consulting in Chicago. There, he led specialized work on hotels, conference centers, sports, urban entertainment-retail districts and convention centers. Previously, he conducted real estate finance and transactions at Landauer Associates and Grubb & Ellis.

Robert M. Lewis, CEcD, AICP
Principal & President
Development Strategies
St. Louis, MO

Bob directs economic research and planning projects at Development Strategies, based in St. Louis. He joined the Development Strategies team in 1978 after two years working for the St. Louis County Department of Planning. He was named president in 2000 and became the largest stockholder in 2007. The focus of his professional work is analyzing the market, economic, and organizational forces that influence urban planning, economic growth, and real estate development. His consulting services typically yield strategic recommendations for clients seeking to maximize economic value.

Web Seminars Count: Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs) Earn Recertification Points

CEcDs participating in a minimum of three (3) web seminars during a three-year recertification cycle will earn two Level II points. If you have questions or would like more information about the CEcD program, please contact Kobi Enwemnwa at [email protected].

Posted August 24, 2011

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