Carlisle/Wortman Associates opened its first satellite office in Troy last May, bringing three people from its Ann Arbor office to jobs in Oakland County. The planning firm assists local municipalities in Michigan’s wealthiest county in keeping up with demand for new development.
“Oakland County has always been an economic engine in Michigan,” says Dick Carlisle, president of Carlisle/Wortman Associates. “As the economy improves those are the communities that see an increase in interest.”
Carlisle/Wortman Associates has made a name for itself helping local municipalities overhaul zoning ordinances, create master plans, and complete other civic planning projects. It has seen a jump in business over the last year as the economy improves and developments are coming back to life across Michigan. More and more communities are facilitating new developments in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors.
“We are definitely seeing a resurgence in residential development,” Carlisle says.
Source: Dick Carlisle, president of Carlisle/Wortman Associates
Writer: Jon Zemke
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