Zoning is a key component of the basic system of land use regulation. Unincorporated land and rural communities operate with less zoning authority. Zoning regulations provide for orderly growth, generally in furtherance of comprehensive plans; limit the interaction of incompatible uses; and protect the public health, safety, and welfare. The constitutionality of zoning regulation, as […]

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Built upon by the Montrose Group teams’ 65 years of collected corporate site location experience negotiating over $1 B in economic development incentives, land use entitlements and infrastructure finance packages for private companies, developers and communities, the Montrose Group 2020 Corporate Site Location Guide provides a framework for their successful approach to growing or expanding […]

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Few distressed neighborhoods are creating the number of small companies they should.  While the majority of residents working to achieve economic equality will do so by working for other people, true economic equity cannot be achieved with the development of a merchant class in these distress communities.  A prime tool to support the development of […]

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COVID 19 didn’t solve the nations need for job ready sites anymore than it did most region’s lack of skill workers.  An economic equity campaign needs to develop job ready sites in distressed urban and rural communities.  Many states are working aggressively to develop sits in distressed communities by certifying sites for specific types of […]

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The most important step to achieving economic equality is having the unemployed and underemployed engaged in high-wage jobs.  Social welfare programs have not proven to address the long-term poverty challenges for many urban communities.  Raising wage requirements for projects receiving economic development incentives is one method that can help retain and attract high-wage jobs as […]

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