Helping PNW Communities Solve their
Toughest Infrastructure Challenges
and Maximize Value for Their Residents
How Can All PNW Communities Maximize their Infrastructure Investments?
Community infrastructure is the backbone that supports our local economies and shapes much of our daily lives – providing us with clean water and air, effective transportation and communication, heat and power for home, work and industry, and more. In the Pacific Northwest, we collectively spend billions of dollars every year to operate, maintain, rebuild and expand these essential systems. Quality infrastructure matters to every community, in every part of the Northwest
CSI provides local infrastructure decision-makers with proven tools and expertise to develop innovative, locally tailored solutions that deliver bigger, broader community benefits through smarter infrastructure investments. By engaging key local stakeholders and world-class innovation experts in co-designing “integrated solution sets” that solve multiple challenges – over conventional single-problem, single-fix approaches – we help you uncover affordable solutions that get the most value from your infrastructure spend and attract outside funding support.
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Innovation Lab Project: Raymond/South Bend
Learn More about CSI's Work to Help Raymond/South Bend Reimagine its Future. Scroll through the Story Above
What Our Client Says about Innovation Lab Value Planning Service:
“We live in Pacific County’s vibrant and productive forest, river, bay, and ocean place. Every step we take forward must have innovation as the driver to design, build, and operate every facet of the energy stream to return value added sustainability to our place, our work, and ourselves. CSI, through common dialogue, shows us the playing field that we must walk out on. We will get our hands dirty and never forget that we are building a value-added future for our rural community place.”
Jim Sayce, Manager, Port of Willapa Harbor
INNOVATION LAB SERVICES
We use the Value Planning process for three different kinds of projects: Community infrastructure, Economic Development and Master Planning.
We support local infrastructure decision-makers struggling with difficult and expensive infrastructure challenges or complex economic development opportunities.
Using a systems-based, community-centric approach to innovation,
we convene stakeholders and relevant, nationally-recognized technical experts, culminating in a one-day workshop. Our final report packages a set of smart, cost-effective project investments that help secure support from local decision-makers and funders.
Once a community or region has gone through value planning, securing the financing to implement this bold project portfolio is a big, multi-million dollar challenge.
Our Innovation Lab’s finance experts can help you forge a full-funding strategy.
Scalable Solutions for Regional Challenges
Our Value Planning work uncovers innovative solutions for communities that are scalable.
We look for opportunities to help state and federal agencies and policymakers to invest in smart solutions with wide applicability.