Economic Development

Thomas & Hutton provides traditional engineering services related to economic development. We partner with local and state level economic development agencies to help our clients create their vision and provide creative solutions for attracting industries to our communities. For over 25 years, we have assisted numerous local communities collaborate with state-level partners to create a vision, locate sites, and plan and develop commerce and industrial parks that foster economic growth.

OUR PROCESS

  • Vision: We help our partners determine priorities to develop a “blueprint” for economic development, including budget, scale, workforce, utilities, and other factors necessary for success.
  • Land Analysis: Based on land criteria, we assist in locating and evaluating available property for commercial, industrial, mixed-use, and residential development.
  • Planning & Design: After property is identified, we provide master planning, survey, design, permitting, and construction phase services to develop sites. This often includes off-site infrastructure improvements.
  • Site Selection Assistance: When the sites are planned and developed, we assist our economic development partners in attracting industries to locate therein. Assistance includes site certifications, Request for Information (RFI) responses, site visits, and creation of graphics and marketing material to promote the community and site.

Scope of Services:

  • Economic Development Studies
  • Land Analysis
  • Site Selection Assistance
  • Site Certification Programs
  • Funding Assistance
  • RFI Assistance
  • Website Enhancement
  • Marketing Materials/Graphics
  • Drone Video
  • Program Management
  • Industrial & Commercial
  • Master Planning
  • Conceptual Site Plan
  • Exhibits
  • Entitlement Consultation
  • Transportation Studies
  • Site/Entrance Sign Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Land Surveying
  • Site Design
  • Rail Design
  • Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Design
  • Stormwater Infrastructure Design
  • Transportation Infrastructure Design
  • Permitting Process
  • Project Management
  • Construction Phase Services

Projects

SERVICE LEADER

Ralph Forbes, PE

Savannah, GA

p 912-234-5300   d 912-721-4157
forbes.r@tandh.com

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John Culbreath, PE

Columbia, SC

p 803-451-6789   d 803-451-6780
culbreath.j@tandh.com

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