Northspan: Your Partner in Project Development
Randy Lasky - (218) 529-7561
Providing the behind-the-scenes work necessary to shepherd local development projects from start to finish has been central to Northspan's work since its inception. We usher projects of all shapes and sizes through any and all phases and ensure they stay on track. Our work is driven by a guiding vision for business and community development that builds partnerships, leverages all available resources, clarifies eligibility and fundability, and guides projects through from start to finish. Whether it involves a long-term relationship through many phases, as in our work in Sandstone or Cook County, or a quick, one-time project, Northspan has the resources to assist public, private, and nonprofit entities. For example, our work can include the following steps:
Visioning Initiatives: What are your community or organization's needs, and what does it view as worthwhile investment? Northspan can walk you through a process to a guiding vision and/or a full-fledged strategic plan with concrete steps to turn ideas into reality. Past strategic planning initiatives with a diverse array of organizations, from government agencies like the Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation (IRRR) to nonprofits such as the Northern Lights Foundation, have helped position partners across the region to grow and provide important services.
Feasibility Assessments: Whether it requires a formal study of economic impact or a financial feasibility assessment to make sure that operating assumptions are viable, Northspan is on hand to provide the due diligence necessary to ensure that a project is real. Our work includes a long track record of confidential financial feasibility studies for business transition transactions and assessment of programs for public clients such as colleges and universities.
Funding Development: Northspan is intimately familiar with a full array of funding options, from federal programs through the Department of Agriculture and Economic Development Administration to state programs such as those offered by the Department of Employment and Economic Development or IRRR. We work with clients to identify possible sources and can complete applications to line up the resources that get projects off the ground.
The Northspan team has expertise for every step in the process, and is ready to begin work upon your request. Contact us today.