EPS fosters economic vitality and opportunity in distressed, transitioning, or under-served neighborhoods and regions.

  • Large-Scale Redevelopment Services

    EPS provides research and analysis to support the reuse of major public and private facilities into vibrant centers of business and civic activity. EPS’s extensive experience with major reuse projects includes military bases, airports, rail yards, waterfronts, and other industrial areas. Our approach to redevelopment combines the use of market studies, project feasibility analyses, public-private partnership opportunities, and infrastructure financing strategies to deliver advisory services that are comprehensive, strategic, and implementable.

  • Downtown and Corridor Revitalization Services

    EPS commonly assists cities and other public entities with the development of strategies to promote revitalization, ensure sustainability, and/or stimulate reinvestment in infill areas such as downtown centers and transportation corridors. EPS combines technical rigor and creative problem solving skills to produce far-looking, ambitious, and achievable recommendations for our clients.

  • Retail Positioning Analysis and Strategies

    EPS prepares retail supply and demand studies (“leakage” analysis) as well as highly-tailored strategies for retail districts. In our retail work, we strive to fully recognize the range of assets and challenges central to devising a successful retail strategy, including the location-specific attributes of the neighborhood and the dynamics of the community. Our combination of analytics and locational competiveness assessment provides EPS clients with highly effective strategies for retail sustainability and enhancement.

  • Economic Development Strategy Services

    EPS assists cities and other public entities seeking to attract investment and grow the local economy. Our economic development work commonly employs Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) analysis and Cluster Analysis. We also conduct stakeholder outreach and meeting facilitation to support development of economic development strategies. While EPS is well known for land use-driven economic development strategies, we also are well versed in traditional approaches to business attraction and retention.