Redevelopment of former industrial and underutilized properties is critical for maintaining a balanced economy. In some cases, sites have severe limitations that require a combination of public and private funding strategies. We align our clients with the entire range of people and institutions who can help – elected representatives, the executive branch, regulators, local governments, advocacy groups and others. We have a level of economic development expertise that few firms possess.
- Economic Development
- Grant Writing
- Business Development
- LEED Certification
Economic Development can be defined as initiatives seeking to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and retaining jobs, and supporting growth of incomes and tax bases. DTI's work can be categorized into four key economic development initiatives: retaining existing businesses and workforce, supporting business growth and expansion efforts, attracting new and relocating businesses, and fostering business creation and innovation. We accomplish this through the utilization of economic development tools such as low-interest rate loan and grant programs, tax incentives, and more.
Public dollars are out there. Literally thousands of grant programs exist at all levels of government and the private sector. But finding and properly applying for them are where the rubber meets the road. We understand the grant process and the nuances necessary to ensure your successful award. Whether it’s researching arcane demographic demands, historical data, or simply writing a clean, concise proposal, our experienced professionals can get it done. We have secured millions in grants and other discretionary funding for our clients, and no project is too large or small.
Growing your business is never an easy task, regardless of whether the economy is lagging or humming along. We understand the challenges your business must contend with and we can craft strategies to overcome them.
From mass communications to branding, or capitalization to asset management, our professional staff has the ability can meet your needs, whatever they may be. Whether it is writing business and marketing plans, blast-mailing a million potential customers, or simply introducing you to a contact who can fund your start-up, we have the know how, experience and vision to bring customers to you.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.
LEED certification provides independent verification of a building or neighborhood’s green features, allowing for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings. LEED is the triple bottom line in action, benefiting people, planet and profit.