Category: Economic Development

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2016 National RES Economic Impact Conference Session Panel

2016 National RES Economic Impact Conference Session Panel

Revolution Advisors is excited to be participating in this years Federal Legislative Update session at the National RES Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas. Melissa Antol will be moderating and Brian Wilkerson will be a panelist on the session focused on the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs Economic Impact Report – Development, Results & Implications […]

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Native Americans Have Big Impact on Colorado Economy

Native Americans Have Big Impact on Colorado Economy

For the most part, Native Americans and Alaskan Natives have not been seen as contributors to the economy and this study was the first important step to reverse that view. Now, Native American leaders and representatives have a starting point as they approach policy makers, business leaders and citizens with ideas for incorporating changes within their communities and the State.

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Planning In The Wild West, Western Planner Conference 2015

Planning In The Wild West, Western Planner Conference 2015

Reflecting back over the past several days of the Western Planning Conference and our theme of “Planning In The Wild West.” I have to chuckle: It is true that western states may have an atypical approach to more urbanized city planning, because the context of the environment is different (Butch Cassidy was incarcerated and held in Laramie!), but I found the shared experiences through similar planning challenges , combined with the spirit and veracity of the western planner themselves, to be the most illuminating aspect of Planning In The Wild West.

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Resilience as a Critical Planning Foundation

These days resilience can mean anything from disaster planning and hazard mitigation to infrastructure development and economic development. But it would be a shame if resilience did go down this path, as it is one of the critical foundations that has the potential to transform the way we do planning and address some of the most pressing problems that planners continue to face.

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Roundtable Discussion: ​American Indian & Alaskan Native Economic Impact Study

Roundtable Discussion: ​American Indian & Alaskan Native Economic Impact Study

American Indians and Alaskan Natives of Colorado contribute more than $1.5billion annually to the Colorado Economy. In a recent Economic Impact Study, commissioned and lead by Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, Denver American Indian Commission and Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce, the numbers revealed that Colorado boasts more than 485 American Indian businesses,

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THE WESTERN PLANNER — Vote for Steadman People’s Choice Award for Article of the Year

THE WESTERN PLANNER — Vote for Steadman People’s Choice Award for Article of the Year

Vote for “Boom – Bust – Repeat: How an innovative new planning methodology takes aim at breaking this cycle for Western communities.” – By Brian E. Wilkerson
The winner will be announced at the 2015 WYOPASS/WP Conference, held August 18-21, 2015 in Laramie, Wyoming.
Download your free copy of Boom – Bust – Repeat: : How an innovative new planning methodology takes aim at breaking this cycle for Western communities!

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Beyond Disasters: Making Resilience a Sustainable Advantage for Communities

2015 Western Planner Conference Presentation by Revolution Advisors.

Presenters: Brian E. Wilkerson & Melissa Antol

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Presenters will solicit from the audience their own experiences and challenges with getting support for building resilience, as well as the consequences of communities who have faced disasters.

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A Tool for Planning for a Healthy Community

A Tool for Planning for a Healthy Community

When communities enter into a planning effort, they create a vision for their future. This vision is accompanied and expressed through goals and objectives based on the community’s values, and what they hope for themselves and the surrounding community for the future. One such goal heard frequently today is the desire to be a healthy community. How do planners translate these goals for a healthy community into actionable plans and projects?

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Looking for Opportunity in the Sharing Economy

Looking for Opportunity in the Sharing Economy

There is a term that has been popping up more frequently in the news regarding the economy in the past year or so. That term is “Sharing Economy”. It was first heard in the mid-2000s, as the use of technology brought the sharing economy forward, though people have been “sharing” goods and services through barter and other means for centuries.

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Exploring the Link Between Development and Security

It doesn’t take much research to understand that today’s conflicts are forums where development and security are highly intertwined. Looking at Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and a host of other conflict and pre-conflict zones in the Middle East and Africa, we see international development and humanitarian aid resources working side-by-side with military and other security resources, and the efforts of each having a significant influence on the other.

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