Columbia Basin Business Retention and Expansion Best Practices & Regional Success

In the fall of 2014, the RDI undertook a survey of BRE Leads, BRE Business Participants, and Government Representatives in BRE communities. The survey asked respondents a series of questions designed to learn about practices that had been successful and the conditions that fostered that success. This report provides readers with the results from this survey through two main sections: BRE Best Practices and BRE Success Stories.

The BRE Best Practices section delivers a suite of recommended practices and considerations around: planning and surveying, action and uptake, follow through, and economic development planning. The BRE Success Stories section provides readers with a suite of nine actions that have resulted from successful BRE projects and a discussion of their impacts and requirements.

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