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Dubuque Economic Development

City economic development study, including business plan and tactics for community economic revitalization, including targeted area redevelopment. The business plan included a five-year strategic plan for the city’s implementation, and specific redevelopment and development proposals in various locations throughout the city.

 

Dubuque’s waterfront features the Ice Harbor, where the Diamond Jo Casino and William M. Black are based. Recently the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, the Grand Harbor Hotel and Waterpark, and the Grand River Events Center have been built just north of the Ice Harbor. Land for this project was acquired from several businesses through condemnation of their properties under eminent domain.

 

As with so many U.S. cities, Dubuque has been featured in major Hollywood films – the movies F.I.S.T. and Take This Job and Shove It were both filmed in Dubuque. About 25 miles west of the city is the town of Dyersville, Iowa – where movies Field of Dreams, was filmed.

 

Port of San Diego

Management review of port district leasing practices, including lease administration and lease rate.

 

The Port of San Diego was interested in confirming whether or not its ground lease rates, issues of highest and best use, deal terms, and operating polices were at par with “best practices” at other world port districts, particularly, at U.S. West Coast port facilities. A study was undertaken concerning regional market conditions, competitive conditions at other world ports, “best practices” at such other ports, and other related factors. Recommendations were prepared for consideration by the Port of San Diego, with regard to lease rate-setting and deal terms.

 

The Port of San Diego is a special government entity, created in 1963 by an act of the California legislature in order to manage San Diego Harbor, and administer the public lands along San Diego Bay.