Planning Michigan Conference

Thank you 2020 Conference Exhibitors!

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business and community development with the focus on growing Michigan’s economy. Dedicated to shared economic success, MEDC promotes the state’s assets and opportunities that support business investment and community vitality.

The Community Development unit focuses on creating vibrant, sustainable and unique places by providing economic development services and programs to attract and retain talent in Michigan communities. The global economy has drastically shifted how municipalities and regions establish and maintain a competitive advantage. Success is determined by the ability to attract and retain the best people and ideas. These "knowledge workers" balance job opportunities with lifestyle, seeking more than just employment when deciding where to live. The concept of placemaking considers cultural and natural amenities, resources and social and professional networks.

Contact Info:

Michele Wildman
Senior Vice President, Community Development
[email protected]

https://www.michiganbusiness.org

 

Beckett & Raeder, Inc. is a Michigan Corporation headquartered in Ann Arbor with additional offices in Petoskey and Traverse City, Michigan. The firm has a full-time staff including landscape architects, planners, civil engineers, environmental planners, LEED accredited professionals, and support staff maintaining registrations in numerous states and certification at the national level. Major areas of practice include sustainable design, land use programming and analysis, master planning, campus planning, site planning and civil engineering, site development, municipal engineering, storm water management, downtown revitalization and redevelopment, community planning and urban design, economic development, public/private development services, and environmental sciences. 

Contact Info:

Leah DuMouchel | Principal 
[email protected]

(o) 734.663.2622 
(desk) 734.239.6615 

535 W. William Street (Headquarters) 
Suite 101 
Ann Arbor, MI 48103  

www.bria2.com/ 

 

Carlisle|Wortman Associates, Inc. is a municipal planning firm consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of professional planners, landscape architects, urban designers, and GIS technicians among the most experienced in the state. Our core service is to act as an expert and extension of the client with the goal of building strong, attractive, and more livable communities. The firm actively serves 75 municipal clients, in which the majority of our work is centered on continuing planning services.

Contact Info:

John L. Enos, AICP
117 N 1st Street, Ste. 70
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-2200
Fax (734) 662-1935

[email protected]
www.cwaplan.com

 

Community Image Builders (CIB) goes beyond consulting and community planning. We do more than provide expertise, we deliver results that are borne out of decades of experience, strong relationships, and continual success serving communities of all sizes. We combine community planning with economic development strategies and tie in marketing, branding, implementation and redevelopment financing strategies, building tools for communities to transform their vision into reality while being a collaborative and trustworthy partner in every step.

 Contact Info:

Founder and President: Carmine Avantini, [email protected]
 
Location:
17195 Silver Parkway, #309
Fenton, Michigan 48430
Phone: 810-734-0000
 

 

Giffels Webster is a community planning, civil engineering, and land surveying firm that provides professional services to public, private, and institutional clients. Our primary business revolves around the natural resources of land and water, along with the infrastructure that is necessary to effectively utilize these resources for human needs. For over 65 years, we have been fortunate to provide professional support to thousands of clients. This strong client base, coupled with our community involvement, has been instrumental in the development of
improved procedures and reasonable fees while assuring the stability and continued growth of our firm.

Contact Info:

Rodney Arroyo, AICP
28 West Adams, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 962-4442
Fax: (313) 962-5068

[email protected]
www.giffelswebster.com
www.clearzoning.com

 

McKenna is a team of passionate, talented, tenacious, and creative planners and designers whose work results in tangible and inspirational outcomes. Our work is purposeful and impacts people by influencing their environment. McKenna is known for meeting the needs of Midwestern municipal leaders with advanced concepts in community master plans, transportation planning, urban design, zoning, redevelopment and public participation. McKenna 
also provides on-site zoning and building department services to many communities from our Northville, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan offices.

Contact Info:

McKenna 
235 East Main Street, Suite 105
Northville, Michigan 48167
(248) 596-0920
Fax (248) 596-0930
(toll free) (888) 226-4326
Kalamazoo (269) 382-4443
 

OHM Advisors

We are a team of 500+ people from different backgrounds in 15 different cities across our region, striving to use our combined expertise and talents to continually advance the communities we serve. Our work spans client communities across the public and private sectors­­—including municipalities, state and federal agencies. Fortune 100 companies, developers, schools, universities, and more. As a growing firm with full-service capabilities under one roof, we’re listed on ENR’s list of Top 500 Design Firms and recognized for our contributions to our industry. But it’s not awards or personal gain that drives us. It’s a passion for making a difference through innovative, people-focused problem solving, design and ideas that drive whole communities forward today, and well into the future.

Contact Info:
 
Christine Spitzley, AICP
34000 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150
[email protected]
(734) 466-4517
 

ROWE Professional Services Company, founded in 1962 and based in Flint, is one of Michigan’s leading professional consulting firms, employing more than 200 people in Michigan and South Carolina. The company provides civil engineering, land surveying, aerial photography/mapping, landscape architecture, planning, and land development services to its valued clients nationwide.

Contact Info:

Rowe Professional Services Company
J. Douglas Piggott, AICP
540 South Saginaw Street, Suite 200
Flint, Michigan 48502
(810) 341-7500
Fax (810) 341-7573

[email protected]
www.rowepsc.com

 

Wade Trim

For nearly a century, we’ve been developing creative and thoughtful solutions to strengthen communities and improve quality of life. We adapt our work processes to fit the unique demands of each project using a collaborative, friendly style. The result? Solutions you can stand behind.

Contact info:

Adam Young, AICP
517-243-5938

[email protected]
https://www.wadetrim.com

 

Williams & Works

Our planners strive to create inviting, sustainable communities. We understand that each community is unique and requires its own tailored approach to planning services. Williams & Works assists municipalities, non-profit organizations, and developers with land use projects and provides the tools needed to accomplish their goals. Our planners are also experienced in the day-to-day application of zoning administration and land use regulations, often realizing the ramifications of key policy decisions before they are enacted. With a thorough understanding of community engagement best practices, our award-winning planning group uses many hands-on traditional and digital means to elicit meaningful input to guide community-based planning projects.

Contact Info:

Andrew Moore, AICP, Senior Planner
549 Ottawa Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 224-1500
Fax (616) 224-1501

[email protected]
www.williams-works.com