ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDIES
New Bragg Lake: Arkansas' Next Lake Resort?; Funded by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development In Cooperation with Ouachita County and Assistance From Team Camden Arkansas Recreators; Camden, Arkansas; January 2008
Retiree Migration and the Market for the Scottsboro, Alabama Area, Bill Mackey Real Estate; November 2006 Projected Economic Impact of Residential Development on the Monsanto Property on The Tennessee River in Marshall County, Alabama; Lakeside Industries of Birmingham, Alabama; October 2006
Prepared a projected economic impact of the 900-unit housing development adjacent to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Complex in Colbert County, Alabama; September 2002 Prepared a preliminary economic impact analysis of Forest Ranch, an 18-hole golf complex and 1,700-unit retirement community in Placer County, California; March 2002
Prepared the Projected Economic Impact Analysis (with the University of North Alabama College of Business) of a proposed Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) Golf Trail 36-hole golf complex and 235-room 4 star hotel/convention center ($40 million project) for the Shoals area in Alabama; January 2002
Prepared the General Economic Impact Analysis for the RTJ Golf Trail's 54-hole Magnolia Grove in Mobile, Alabama for use in an application for access road funding from the Alabama Industrial Access Road Authority, July 1994
Prepared the Preliminary Economic Impact Analysis for a $500,000 grant for an access road to The RTJ Golf Trail's 36-hole golf complex in Greenville, Alabama, July 1992
Prepared the Preliminary Economic Impact Analysis for a $631,000 grant for an access road to The RTJ Golf Trail's 36-hole golf complex in Calhoun County, Alabama, May 1992
Prepared the Projected Economic Impact Analysis for the RTJ Golf Trail's Silver Lakes 36-hole golf complex/housing development in Calhoun County, Alabama, October 1991
Consultant for Bob Karen on developing retirement communities in Caroline County and King George County, Virginia; 2005
Consultant to Republic Properties on the development of The Farms of New Kent, a 2,500 acre community in New Kent County, Virginia; 2005 Consultant for a Retirement Community in Culpeper, Virginia; Lilja Powell; 2005
Consultant to Bob Karen for the development of an age-restricted community in Culpeper, Virginia; 2004
Consultant to Fried Companies on the development of an age-restricted community in Greene County, Virginia; 2004
Consultant for an Active Adult Community in Fredericksburg, Virginia; Potter Homes; 2003
Consultant to Fried Companies, Inc. of Springfield, Virginia on the development of a 2,200 unit residential and retirement development in Spotsylvania County, Virginia; 2002
Consultant to the Arizona Department of Commerce, Office of Senior Industries Development; 1999-2001
Consultant in the Center for Economic Development at Jacksonville State University; 1983-1992
Consultant to The Retirement Systems of Alabama on the development of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail; 1991-
Consultant to the Fort McClellan Reuse and Redevelopment Authority; Calhoun County, Alabama; 1997
Consultant to the West Virginia Development Office; 1996 Consultant for Cooper Communities of Arkansas regarding potential development in Alabama; 1993 and 1994
Consultant to Lifecare of Santa Cruz, California; 1995
Coordinated a regional effort between the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and the Gadsden Area Chamber of Commerce to develop free advertising from The Retirement Systems of Alabama for retirement in the Silver Lakes region of Alabama (we produced two 30-second video advertisements for distribution by the RSA to Raycom Media for free publicity and resulted in $400,000 in free advertising by The Retirement Systems of Alabama); 1996
Calhoun County Committee to Develop a Tourism Welcome Center, Spring 1997
Consultant to Silver Lakes Developers, Inc. of Gadsden, Alabama, to establish a regional Retiree Welcome Center, 1995
Consultant to the Gadsden-Etowah Chamber of Commerce to develop a retiree attraction program, 1993, 1996, and 2001
Consultant to the Alabama Reunion for Attracting Retirees, 1988 and 1989
Consultant to the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission to establish a Regional Retiree Council, 1990
Consultant to the Alabama Commission on Aging, 1984
Consultant to the Alabama Advantage for Retirees Program of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, January, 1989-1992 Assisted in the final negotiations between The Retirement Systems of Alabama, Calhoun County Commission, Sunbelt Golf, and Don Gibbs for a $12 million 36-hole public golf course in Calhoun County, Alabama in 1991
Assisted in the failed negotiations between The Retirement Systems of Alabama, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, The City of Orange Beach, and Sunbelt Golf for a $20 million 54-hole public golf complex in Orange Beach, Alabama in 1992-93
Co-authored the Multi-Year Plan for 1984-86 for the East Alabama Area Agency on Aging, with Randy Frost, August 30, 1983
Contributions to the Alabama Advantage for Retirees Program
I helped to develop the statewide program which is the only one in the nation within state government. It is becoming a model for other states. I provided assistance in:
Developing the Alabama Brochure for retiree recruitment now placed in the Alabama Welcome Centers around the state.
Collecting data on infrastructure in the 94 communities in Alabama that are participating in the program.
Establishing Retiree Attraction Committees in these communities and helping them to begin marketing their communities.
Developing a matching grant program by ADECA for communities to print retirement brochures.
Producing the Guidebook for Retiring in Alabama which contains detailed information about retiring in Alabama and information about the 94 participating communities.
Planning and coordinating four annual Governor's Conferences on Attracting Retirees.
Developing a nation-wide advertising campaign in 177 Mature Market Newspapers to attract retirees to Alabama.
Developing a community cooperative advertising campaign for attracting retirees.
Generating 20,000 inquiries about retirement in Alabama.
Retirement Conferences Coordinated
American Association of Retirement Communities Annual Conference, November 2000, Biloxi, Mississippi
Regional Forum for Economic Development featuring Dr. David Bronner, Silver Lakes Golf Complex, Glencoe, Alabama, October 24, 1997
Program Coordinator for the Fourth Annual Governor's Conference on Attracting Retirees in Montgomery, Alabama, on October 31, and November 1, 1991
Assisted in coordinating the Alabama Conference on Rural Economic Development, CED at JSU, Oxford, Alabama, August 7, 8, and 9, 1990
Third Annual Governor's Conference on Attracting Retirees to Alabama, ADECA, Montgomery, Alabama, July 16 and 17, 1990
North Alabama's Conference on Attracting Retirees, University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama, December 6, 1989
Second Governor's Conference on Attracting Retirees to Alabama, CED at JSU, Oxford, Alabama, August 1 and 2, 1989
First Governor's Conference on Attracting Retirees to Alabama, CED at JSU, Oxford, Alabama, October 24 and 25, 1988
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