The Kauffmann Foundation's Index of Main Street Entrepreneurship (which measures the economic health of small businesses operating for more than five years) has found that small business survival rates are higher than at any time in the past three decades. And the smallest businesses are the ones with the greatest growth.
The Community Land Use and Economics Group is a small, specialized, consulting firm that helps community leaders create vibrant downtowns and neighborhood commercial centers. Our work focuses on developing forward-looking economic transformation strategies, with particular emphasis on cultivating locally owned businesses, removing regulatory and financial barriers, creating effective incentives to stimulate new investment, reusing older and historic commercial buildings, and outlining practical implementation plans. Our clients include local and state governments, nonprofit organizations, business improvement districts, developers, and planning firms in the US and abroad.