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Development Ready Workshop Series October 23-25, 2023

Virginia DHCD is pleased to bring Joe Borgstrom of Place & Main Advisors to Virginia for Development-Ready Communities Workshops...

Monday, August 21, 2023/Categories: News Board

Development Ready Workshop Series
October 23rd, 24th, 25th 2023
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

From housing to hospitality, retail to restaurants, and office spaces to public places - the landscape of real estate and economic development is constantly changing. Communities across the state and the country are competing for jobs, talent, and investment and recognizing the role of aesthetics and place-making in this equation. Is your community ready?

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to bring Joe Borgstrom of Place & Main Advisors to Virginia for Development-Ready Communities Workshops! Attendees will be engaged in activities and learn how to determine their community’s readiness, evaluate market opportunities, and the right incentives to attract quality investments and investors. This half-day workshop includes modules on Property Marketing, Proforma 101, and Incentives. Join community leaders from across the state in this important learning opportunity - and get your community Development Ready!


$25 Early Bird registration (through September 15th)
$50 Regular (September 16th – October 15th)

October 23 | Wytheville

October 24 | Harrisonburg

October 25 | Newport News

Joe Borgstrom is an accomplished professional in the fields of Downtown Redevelopment, Community and Economic Development, Main Street and Placemaking. Borgstrom’s expertise is in the areas of retail market analysis, real estate redevelopment, real estate finance, business recruitment, strategic planning, incentives, and economic development strategy. He has served clients in communities with populations as small as 700 residents to regions of more than 400,000.