Fiscal Sustainability

APA Economic Development Division


Friday, December 17, 2010
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST

Internet, VA, United States

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This webinar will provide an overview of fiscal impact analysis; present strategies for conducting successful fiscal impact analysis; explore how it is used by planners and others including case studies; and address how fiscal impact analysis can inform economic development strategies in an effort to achieve fiscal sustainability. The session coincides with the rollout of the recently published APA PAS Report, Fiscal Impact Analysis: Methodologies for Planners, by TischlerBise President Carson Bise. Presenters will be Carson Bise and/or Julie Herlands. The Economic Development Division of APA is the sponsor of this webcast. Fiscal impact analysis provides valuable information for a community to determine whether a development project or growth in general pays for itself—answering the question whether fiscal sustainability is achieved. It provides a range of benefits to a community including: helping to anticipate change; defining levels of service; projecting capital facility needs and costs; determining revenue strategies; encouraging "what if" scenario questions; and promoting better understanding of the connection between land use and fiscal condition. In addition, local officials and others often want to know—and should know—what type of secondary impacts may result from different types of land uses — such as spinoff jobs and housing — and the associated costs and/or benefits to the community. This type of comprehensive approach is especially important for economic development purposes.

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Julie Herlands

Confirmed Speaker

Julie Herlands is a Principal with TischlerBise and has fifteen years of planning, fiscal, and economic development experience. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters of Community Planning (M.C.P.) from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining TischlerBise, Ms. Herlands worked in the public ... Read More