The Work We Do,
We Make An Impact
Businesses change communities, for better or worse so it is imperative they have the tools needed for success. Project Forward develops and strengthens community wealth building ecosystems that supports businesses to enhance urban revitalization. We build businesses that build community.
Businesses and Transforming
Project Forward is a community development venture that works with neighborhood real estate developers, small business support organizations, and small business financiers seeking to build and enhance community wealth building ecosystems. We help our clients and partners to make a more significant impact within the communities they serve by offering support on integrated access to capital development, real estate developer services, and commercial corridor management and strategic advisory (BID/BIZ/SSA).
We provide analytical, strategic and tactical guidance to small businesses, property owners, government economic development agencies, business support organizations, community development financial institutions, philanthropy and financial intermediaries.
Urban businesses are an integral part of urban revitalization. We help to bring resources to commercial corridors that these urban businesses populate. Our services include research, strategic planning,
Commercial Corridor Services
We provide advisory and strategic management plans for commercial business districts, including business improvement districts, business improvement zones, special service areas and anchor real estate development projects.
Back Office Support
We provide and connect small businesses and organizations to the back office support most needed to assist them in scaling: legal, marketing and management in order to improve their sustainability and support access to integrated capital.
Speaking and Training
We are sought after for trainings, facilitation, workshops and conferences. Topics include community wealth building, equitable real estate development, , the role of anchor institutions in emerging markets and integrated access to capital.