IEDC Training Course: Neighborhood Development Strategies
Location: Cleveland, OH
This practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to complement current neighborhood development theory. Participants will learn how to identify the major neighborhood actors, their objectives, and strategies for redevelopment, in addition to understanding the process for creating a strategic economic development plan to meet the neighborhood development goals. Specifically, this course will examine social capital (e.g., linkages, networks, talent, etc.), environmental capital (e.g., stewardship, residual management, etc.) and economic capital (e.g., investment and reinvestment) facing distressed neighborhoods and offer solutions to address local needs.
Terri R. Cutright was the Executive Director of Main Street Morgantown (MSM) from April 1990 through December 2014. Morgantown was a winner of the Great American Main Street Award in 1998, National Trust for Historic Preservation Dozen Distinctive Destinations 2007 and is the most decorated Main Street program in West Virginia.
She has also served, as a consultant on the Lake City and Berthoud CO, Whitewater WI, Durham, New Hampshire, Frostburg, MD, Martinsburg, Ripley, and Harper’s Ferry, WV resource teams. She also has assisted the State program in New Town selection and training since 1996. Because of her outreach work Terri was awarded the West Virginia Main Street Award in 1996, 97, 98 and 1999. The award was retired after 1999.
Terri was selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia 2015 Women in Business Champion of the Year. Also, she has been selected to serve on the Business Networking International (Mountaineer Chapter) as the representative of Community/Economic Development.
Aside from her Main Street Morgantown position, Terri has owned her own consulting company, Terri Reed Cutright & Associates (TRC & Associates) for 5 years. TRC & Associates provides downtown/community consulting, fundraising assistance, special event planning, strategic planning and project management.
Terri Cutright graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Business Administration with a major in marketing. She also has completed graduate hours in personnel management. Upon graduating from college, she worked in banking for seven years (Marketing Representative). In 1984, Ms. Cutright relocated to Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky with her husband. Prior to moving back to West Virginia, Ms. Cutright was a Main Street Program Manager in Prestonsburg, Kentucky and a college instructor in business and marketing at Prestonsburg Community College.
Ms. Diane Lupke, CEcD, FM is President of Lupke & Associates, Inc., Consultants in Community Economic Development. Lupke & Associates, Inc. is a consulting firm specializing in market-based solutions for communities in economic transition. Since its founding in 1990, Ms. Lupke, her Associations, and Staff have helped more than 100 communities to identify niche opportunities, build consensus, and transform lagging economies with “new economy” methods. Ms. Lupke is an authority on the use of enterprise zones and other special tools for development, and she has twenty-five years experience in designing and implementing development strategies. Lupke & Associates has earned distinction for its work with distressed communities that face particular challenges: urban neighborhoods, struggling downtowns, and isolated rural economies. Ms. Lupke has been an active member of IEDC and its predecessor organization CUED since the mid-1980s and has served on the Board of Directors of both organizations. Ms. Lupke holds a BA from Earlham College and the MPA degree from Indiana University. She is on the Board of Advisors for the Local Policy Journal based in the United Kingdom and co-author of the OECD publication “Entrepreneurship: A Catalyst for Urban Regeneration”.
Mark Barbash is Executive Vice President / Strategic Initiatives for Finance Fund, a non-profit CDFI economic development corporation that provides financing for community and economic development projects throughout Ohio.
Mark has over 30 years of economic development experience, having served in the public sector at the local, state and federal levels, and in the private sector focusing on real estate and business development, and development financing. In his career, he has had senior level policy and management responsibilities, served in national association leadership positions, created new development programs, as well as working “on the ground” move projects forward to completion.
Between 2007 and 2011, Mark served as Chief Economic Development Officer for the Ohio Department of Development, where he was responsible for strategic initiatives, day to day management of the department. In this role, he served as the chief state negotiator for major state economic development incentives. For seven years from 2000 to 2007, Mark was Director of Development for Columbus, Ohio under Mayor Michael B. Coleman. In this position, he managed the 200 person Department of Development, which included economic development financing and incentives, neighborhood and code enforcement, building services, planning, historic preservation and housing. As the Mayor’s chief development strategist, he represented city government in negotiating major real estate development projects in downtown, growth areas, and with other political jurisdictions.
Prior to 2000, Mark served as Executive Director of Community Capital Development Corporation (CCDC) (a high volume SBA lender), Vice President of Miller and Schroeder Financial (an investment banking firm specializing in business and municipal financing), Deputy Director for Business Financing for the Ohio Department of Development, and Vice President for the National Development Council, a New York based nonprofit economic development consulting firm. His background also includes Congressional experience, having worked for a United States Senator, a member of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Mark is a nationally-recognized economic development practitioner and trainer, having developed and taught a wide range of professional development courses, including business and real estate financing, entrepreneurship, and brownfield redevelopment for such organizations as the National Development Council, the International Economic Development Council, National Association of Development Organizations, many state-based economic development associations, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Mark Barbash has served actively on the Boards of many organizations. Among those he currently sits on are the Ohio Economic Development Association, Community Research Partners, The CATCO Equity Theater Company (where he is Board President) and the Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corporation. In the past, he has served on the Board of International Economic Development Council (the national association for economic development professionals), the TechColumbus, and others. He has been designated a “Fellow Member” of IEDC in recognition for career contributions to economic development. During his service with CCDC, Mark was President of the National Association of Development Companies, the association for SBA CDC lenders. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is married to Mary Cartter Barbash. They have one daughter, Rachael Elizabeth Barbash.
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