The Economic Development Division presents a FREE Webinar on "Incentivizing Your City Centers: Regional Connections Through Mass Transit and Redevelopment," on Friday, September 27, from 1:00-2:30 EDT.
Description: This session will focus on the kinds of incentives and
planing tools that can be used to promote both redevelopment in the traditional
centers of a city — those outside downtown — and the unification of those areas
through mass transit. The session will cover the use of a variety of economic
development incentives, form-based codes implementation, and use of the
Institute for Transportation Engineers "Walkable Urban Thoroughfares
Manual" as a package for revitalization in El Paso, Texas.
About the Presenter: Mathew McElroy, AICP, is Director of the City
Development Department for the City of El Paso and oversees the Planning,
Building Permits and Inspections, and Economic Development divisions. Prior to
joining the City of El Paso, he served as the Associate Director of the
Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas
at El Paso. In his work at IPED, Mathew oversaw research operations. His work
extended from redevelopment studies and housing to econometric forecasting,
input-output based economic impact analysis, and geographic information systems
(GIS). In his final year at UTEP, he co-led the team that won the Council for
Community and Economic Research (C2ER) National Award for Excellence in Policy
Analysis for a bi-national industry cluster study. Mathew is a University of
Texas at El Paso graduate of the English (BA) (1997), Master in Public
Administration (2000), and Master of Science in Economics (2008) programs.
NOTE: Attendees do not have to be an APA member; enter "N/A" when asked what Division or Chapter you belong to. However, if you wish to become a Division member to stay up to date on events like this, please visit our site HERE.