Development-Ready Communities Workshop

Workshops and Webinars
10/23/2023 10:00 am to 10/25/2023 3:30 pm

Event Description

From housing to hospitality, retail to restaurants, office spaces to public places - the landscape of real estate and economic development is constantly changing. Communities across the state and the country are competing for jobs, talent, and investment and recognizing the role of aesthetics and place making in this equation. Is your community ready? 

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to bring Joe Borgstrom of Place & Main Advisors to Virginia for Development-Ready Communities Workshops! Attendees will engage in activities and learn how to determine their community’s readiness, evaluate market opportunities, and the right incentives to attract quality investments and investors.

This half day workshop includes modules on Property Marketing, Proforma 101, and Incentives. Join community leaders from across the state in this important learning opportunity - and get your community Development-Ready!

$25 Early Bird registration (Through September 15th)

$50 Standard Registration (September 16th – October 15th)

All workshops take place from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and include lunch.


Monday, October 23 - Bolling Wilson Hotel, Wytheville | 170 East Main Street, Wytheville


Tuesday, October 24 - Church of the Incarnation, Harrisonburg | 75 North Mason Street, Harrisonburg


Wednesday, October 25 - Main Street Library, Newport News | 110 Main Street, Newport News

Joe Borgstrom is an accomplished professional in the fields of Downtown Redevelopment, Community and Economic Development, Main Street and Placemaking. Borgstrom’s expertise is in the areas of retail market analysis, real estate redevelopment, real estate finance, business recruitment, strategic planning, incentives, and economic development strategy. He has served clients in communities with populations as small as 700 residents to regions of more than 400,000.

Registration: Register Here