Corporate Location and Smart Growth

Washington, DC (August 6, 2002)- Through careful planning and the formation of partnerships, the real estate needs of many companies may be met in existing communities and settings that are more consistent with smart growth principles. Smart growth can help balance the needs of corporations and their employees, the communities that host them, and the environment.

Jack H. Schron, Jr. is President of Jergens, Inc., a light industrial manufacturer, which is sited on a former brownfield in Cleveland, OH. He discusses how his firm is contributing to the city’s economic future and smart growth by opting to locate his company’s operations in town rather than on the urban fringe. Mr. Schron also highlights how the transformation and redevelopment of the property where his company located is contributing to the rejuvenation of neighboring communities.
Mr. Schron discusses how an important driver of sprawl and traffic congestion is the relative lack of balance between the location of jobs and the location of homes. Many corporate employers choose to locate their facilities in suburban fringe locations in low density or even rural surroundings that are only accessible by automobile.
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About the Smart Growth Speaker Series
The Smart Growth Speaker Series hosts speakers on a monthly basis to describe this new development paradigm, explore specific approaches, to foster dialog, and identify opportunities for positive change in growth and development patterns. Event sponsors are the Smart Growth Network, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Building Museum. The series, which is free to the public, is held at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street N.W, Washington D.C. (Judiciary Square Metro). Registration not required.
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