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"Trend is not destiny" - Lewis Mumford
Insight and Strategy
Featured - Market Study for Gallup, NM
Gallup is the largest city between Albuquerque and Flagstaff. The City's population of about 20,000 is one of several challenges in attracting new retalers. It is also surrounded by several reservations with a large Native American population having low reported incomes.

Our analysis defined an extensive trade area with a very loyal customer base. Even though income may be low, there are nearly 200,000 people in the trade area and sufficiently large numbers of middle- and higher-income households to appeal to mainstream retail chains. Additionally, Gallup has a substantial travel market and more than 2,000 hotel rooms. Visitors contribute more than $165 million to the annual market potential for dining alone.

Place Dynamics idenitified several retail chains suited to the community and created a marketing piece to introduce them to the development opportunity. We also advised the City on strategies it could act upon to foster retail development.

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Recent Work
Economic Development Plan
February 2012
Place Dynamics is leading a team preparing an economic development strategy for Schoharie County, New York.

Downtown Conference
September 2011
Michael Stumpf will be speaking at the Wisconsin Downtown Conference on October 19-20 in Fond du Lac.

Sun Prairie Marketing
August 2011
Place Dynamics completed economic development marketing materials for the City of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Development Concept Adopted
July 2011
After pursuing other options, the developer of a 72-acre site opts to adopt the concept prepared by Place Dynamics.

Downtown Survey Released
April 2011
Place Dynamics teamed with the Wisconsin Downtown Action Council to survey cities and villages on their downtown programs. The information we collected reveals the concerns of local communities for their downtown and neighborhood business districts. (read the report)

Disaster Recovery
March 2011
Michael Stumpf has been appointed as an economic development expert to FEMA's Long Term Community Recovery Cadre.


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Fox River Redevelopment Plan
Appleton, Wisconsin
This area plan guides future redevelopment in the historic Fox River Valley as it transitions from industrial to mixed-uses. (more)

Industry Target Study
New Hampshire
Place Dynamics was retained by the State of New Hampshire to identify prospects for business development in the northern part of the state. (more)

Downtown Leasing Strategy
Ripon, Wisconsin
Ripon has a vibrant downtown with many specialty shops as well as restaurants. This study quantified demand for additional retil space by use. (more)

Business Development Plan
Southeastern Wisconsin
This project lays the groundwork for a regional network of business acceleration and coworking centers targeting the knowledge economy. (more)