Economic Development Strategy - City of Fairview Heights, IL

The City of Fairview Heights seeks direction to better utilize its economic assets to advance the future of the City’s businesses, non-profits and residents so as to grow our community’s tax base and increase wealth. To that end, the City is soliciting proposals from Consultants to guide development of an Economic Development Strategy that can position the City on its path toward a resilient economy by creating a vision around which the City with its public, private and institutional partners can coalesce efforts to drive investment and growth for the community. 

The City of Fairview Heights is a sophisticated user of economic development tools and a willing partner with six Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts, an Enterprise Zone, ongoing streetscape projects, and planned utility districts. In addition, the City is currently exploring Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) as a means for financing energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy installations. The City’s Business Assistance Program has been recognized as a “best practice” for such programs across the St. Louis region.

Interested parties may also wish to review the recent Technical Assistance Panel report from the Urban Land Institute, which is referenced in the RFP; that document may be accessed here: https://www.cofh.org/DocumentCenter/View/675/Fairview-Heights-TAP-Report-FINAL

RFPhttps://www.cofh.org/DocumentCenter/View/676/Request-for-Proposals

Deadline: September 27, 2018 5 p.m.