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Webinar: Incentivizing Your City Centers
September 27, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Economic Development Division presents a 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.