Knowledge Center

Organizational Management

Place management harnesses and captures the value and growth potential that unique places have. It is the role of the place manager to uphold the strategic plan, implementing a sustainable revenue stream, working within the confines of local and state legislation, establishing and maintaining various taxing and levy structures, and managing a diverse and inclusive staff. Place managers focus on consensus building and negotiating to effectively manage relationships and solve complex place-based problems.

2017 Staffing and Salary Survey Report

April 15, 2019 Publication

The 2017 IDA Staffing & Salary Survey captures data from the U.S. and Canada on key positions and such information as average staff salary, organizational budget, and CEO salary and benefits. The survey covers nearly 50 questions and offers an extensive array of cross-tabulations showing how salaries, staffing and other topics vary by geographic region, type of organization, operating budget and more.

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Downtown Mobility – How Technology is Changing the Way our Streets and Cities Function

April 15, 2019 Presentation

Emerging transportation technology, new mobility concepts, and smarter infrastructure is helping cities tackle congestion and pollution challenges in new ways. From autonomous vehicles to artificial intelligence, connected service will create opportunities for new mobility options and force our streets to work differently than they ever have before. It is important that cities prepare for these changes to encourage seamless integration with existing public transportation.

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Redefining Downtown Vibrancy

April 15, 2019 Presentation

Technology has dramatically changed how we navigate and interface with cities, how we draft strategies for economic development needs to be updated.

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Big Spring Partners Advisory Panel: Renewed Mission and Leadership

April 15, 2019 Advisory Panel

IDA’s Advisory Panels are a time-tested way to explore new ideas, solve difficult problems, and rally the board, staff and community around priority projects or topics. This panel focused on tailoring a fresh mission and vision for the downtown organization while also providing guidelines for how to hire and lead the organization. The report detail’s the panel’s findings and recommendations.

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Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership Advisory Panel: Strategic Visioning

April 15, 2019 Advisory Panel

IDA’s Advisory Panels are a time-tested way to explore new ideas, solve difficult problems, and rally the board, staff and community around priority projects or topics. The CHDP was looking to refine their organization’s mission and community vision ahead of their search for a new executive director. The report details the panel’s findings and recommendations.

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City of San Antonio Advisory Panel: Visioning for a Changing Downtown

April 15, 2019 Advisory Panel

IDA’s Advisory Panels are a time-tested way to explore new ideas, solve difficult problems, and rally the board, staff and community around priority projects or topics. This panel focused on helping the community and city government build a vision for downtown San Antonio as well as outlining the need for an organization to manage the downtown. The report details the panel’s findings and recommendations.

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Fresno Advisory Panel: Demand for a PBID

April 15, 2019 Advisory Panel

IDA’s Advisory Panels are a time-tested way to explore new ideas, solve difficult problems, and rally the board, staff and community around priority projects or topics. This panel was tasked with weighing the demand for a PBID and assessing the benefits and challenges of implementation. The report details the panel’s findings and recommendations.

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Huntington Beach Downtown BID Advisory Panel: Visioning and Organizational Restructuring

April 15, 2019 Advisory Panel

IDA’s Advisory Panels are a time-tested way to explore new ideas, solve difficult problems, and rally the board, staff and community around priority projects or topics. This panel focused on creating a fresh strategic vision and a restructuring of the management organization to improve efficiency. The report details the panel’s findings and recommendations.

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Things You Should Have Asked Before Saying Yes to Being a Board Member

April 15, 2019 Presentation

Congratulations! You are on the Board of your downtown or neighborhood district association and about to begin a fascinating journey. The journey is not without its challenges, however, and this session is designed to help you successfully navigate the most common issues Board members face, including the strategic planning process, fiduciary obligations, and roles and responsibilities.

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Good Governance: It may not be sexy, it’s the key to success

April 15, 2019 Presentation

Governance is a constant work in progress, evolving and responding to changes in policy, regulation and the needs of volunteer Board/Commission members. NYC, Toronto and Chicago will share best practices of their BIDs/BIAs. While each city has approached governance differently, the three municipalities recognize that success of the districts relies heavily on good governance.

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