Place + Main Advisors prides itself on providing first rate advice and services. Whether we provide the service directly, as a subcontractor to a partnering consultant, or as a strategic partnership, our commitment is to create the best quality product for our clients. If your needs don’t fit one of these services neatly, don’t worry. We are happy to customize a service for you. You can even throw odd-ball requests our way. We call these “platypus projects” and love to tackle them! 

Economic Development + Community Marketing Strategy

Hope is not a strategy. Successful communities think through their assets and strengths, and focus their economic development efforts on those areas where they have the greatest possibility for success. The Economic Development and Community Marketing Strategy walks communities through this process and creates a step-by-step implementation plan based on the strengths and weaknesses of the community and gives them a clear direction on how to move forward. This process engages the public and potential implementation partners to create a team effort towards economic development and community marketing.

Downtown Revitalization Strategy

This service provides a comprehensive, market-based strategy for communities looking to jump start their efforts, or for seasoned organizations  looking to take their efforts to the next level. The Strategy provides a baseline placemaking analysis of the existing condition of the downtown district organized around our Place Management Index; Public meeting and SWOT Analysis of Downtown; Focus Groups with stakeholders; Downtown Market Breakdown; Identification of potential Implementation Partners; Placemaking and downtown project recommendations based on market analysis, focus groups, and public SWOT analysis; Prioritization and work plan facilitation for implementation teams.

Real Estate Strategy + Marketing

Developers, redevelopment organizations, and communities often have property they want to redevelop, but may not know how to move from one stage to another. Place + Main Advisors helps these entities understand the development process and what is needed to move from idea to completion. We assist communities in assessing their real estate market and identify ways they can aid in redevelopment themselves. We help small developers understand the market and construct a functional financial pro forma so they and financial institutions can make informed decisions that make good business sense. Lastly, we directly, and through our network of trusted professionals, help communities position themselves in order to redevelop land or buildings where there is a market for it.

Organizational Strategic Planning

The goal of strategic planning is to assist the local Main Street, Downtown, Economic Development, or planning organization in developing and refining the community’s vision for their area of responsibility, the organization’s role in making that vision a reality, set several key organizational goals for the next five years and create an implementation plan to achieve the goals. This service engages the local organization, community, and appropriate state and regional level partners and stakeholders.

Strategic Tourism Planning

Communities often offer great visitor experiences but lack the knowledge of how to grow, empower, and diversify tourism within the community. This service focuses on strategies and tactics to elevate the community tourism product and create a more robust approach to attracting visitors to the community. Throughout the process, practical tools and opportunities to improve local tourism are identified. Ideas for enhancing existing attractions and the visitor experience are generated while creating a roadmap to assist communities sustain current tourism businesses, encourage entrepreneurship and new business start-ups.

Retail Market Analyses

Understanding what potential opportunities may be available to prospective retail entrepreneurs is the core of this service. This service defines the primary and secondary trade areas, calculation of the area’s existing and projected retail gap, sociodemographic market segmentation, and maximum amount of supportable square footage for various retail sectors using national retail averages.

Keynote Speeches + Trainings

A speaker can make or break a training, a conference keynote, or an annual meeting. A great speaker needs to be engaging without being too over the top, an expert without being a know-it-all, and be entertaining and informative so when people leave the room they feel like they got something out of your event. Place + Main Advisors’ principals are available to keynote annual meetings, statewide or national conferences, or provide technical trainings to groups. Our presentations are tailored to specific audiences but typical focus on one or more of the following topics: Economic Development, Downtown Redevelopment, Community Development, Placemaking, Public Relations + Communication Strategies, and Community Marketing


PlaceLeap™ is a premium comprehensive revitalization system designed to help communities take their downtowns and commercial districts to new levels by creating custom strategies developed from intensive and interactive public input sessions, direct interviews with key community stakeholders, and online surveys. This process creates rock-solid implementation plans and is brought together by an extensive community branding system, all within a condensed time frame, that gives communities easy-to-understand steps and tools to help maximize their efforts, whether they are just getting started or have been doing downtown revitalization for many years. This services is proudly presented with our strategic partners Arnett Muldrow & Associates. For the PlaceLeap brochure, click here.

CITYFIX Sprawl Repair Solutions™ 

CITYFIX Sprawl Repair Solutions™, or CITYFIX for short, is a service that reimagines struggling single-use commercial districts, shopping centers, and properties through market-based solutions, encouraging urban design strategies, and stronger utilization of infrastructure and community assets.

By providing state-of-the-art data and global best practices gathered through decades of research and project experience, CITYFIX gives communities and developers alike a road map to redevelop failing properties into vibrant centers of economic and social activity. This service is proudly presented with our strategic partner Archive DS. For the CITYFIX brochure, click here.

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