By Thea Hassan:
Perhaps Smart Growth is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. A free workshop on the economic and fiscal impacts of smart growth will be held Wednesday, June 15, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at 5:00-6:30 pm.
The EPA and Erie County invite the public, builder and developers, insurance companies, attorneys, members of municipal planning and zoning boards, elected officials, and planners to attend.
Dena Beltzer, president and founder of Strategic Economics, an urban and regional consulting and research firm, will be speaking at the event.
LEARN HOW SMART GROWTH:
• Provides greater stability in times of economic uncertainty and rising energy costs
• Reduces the tax burden
• Investments spur job creation
• Public investments stimulate private investments
For more information on the benefits of Smart Growth, read what the EPA has to say about it.