Using business analyst online to support grant application

​The Village of Glenview is currently applying for a roadway
improvement Grant Application for Chestnut Ave (from Lehigh Ave to
Waukegan Rd.) In this process, a key component for consideration is the
economic impact to the neighboring community of a roadway project, both
short term (construction jobs) and long term (improved ability of
customers to access stores, productivity increases due to shorter travel
times, and possibility for future area redevelopment. ) It is the
Village’s responsibility to demonstrate how a project meets this
criteria.

Utilizing the power of Geography Information Systems (GIS) the
Chestnut Ave Corridor was analyzed and along with a Site map; Business,
Demographic, Income, and Executive summaries were generated. The GIS
Department used a free application called Business Analyst to generate
these reports and map. In addition to the reports and map, the Village
has hired a Financial consultant to help them prepare the “Economic
Competitiveness” section of the grant application. Business Analyst is a
tool in which they use on a regular basis and charge an hourly rate of
$250.00.

In a time when the economy is like it is and municipalities are
looking for ways to trim budgets without laying employees off, if it
were not for the GIS more money than necessary would have been spent. In
addition, Business Analyst is a free and cost effectiverevenue
generator application the Village can use for future projects.

Using business analyst online to support grant application

​The Village of Glenview is currently applying for a roadway
improvement Grant Application for Chestnut Ave (from Lehigh Ave to
Waukegan Rd.) In this process, a key component for consideration is the
economic impact to the neighboring community of a roadway project, both
short term (construction jobs) and long term (improved ability of
customers to access stores, productivity increases due to shorter travel
times, and possibility for future area redevelopment. ) It is the
Village’s responsibility to demonstrate how a project meets this
criteria.

Utilizing the power of Geography Information Systems (GIS) the
Chestnut Ave Corridor was analyzed and along with a Site map; Business,
Demographic, Income, and Executive summaries were generated. The GIS
Department used a free application called Business Analyst to generate
these reports and map. In addition to the reports and map, the Village
has hired a Financial consultant to help them prepare the “Economic
Competitiveness” section of the grant application. Business Analyst is a
tool in which they use on a regular basis and charge an hourly rate of
$250.00.

In a time when the economy is like it is and municipalities are
looking for ways to trim budgets without laying employees off, if it
were not for the GIS more money than necessary would have been spent. In
addition, Business Analyst is a free and cost effectiverevenue
generator application the Village can use for future projects.