How to Attract and Retain new Residents, Create Innovative Amenities, and Find the Funding to Pay for it All
For the first time in human history, we don’t need to be tied to a major city for culture, education, entertainment, and business opportunities. The great migration due to economics, climate change, and the pandemic is opening an urgent opportunity for smaller communities to showcase why they are great places to live, work, and play – and an attraction/retention plan is needed. Atlas Community Studios will lead your community, regardless of size, through how to build up your place’s infrastructure, amenities, and housing, and how to pay for it all through public and private partnerships.
Wednesday, May 25th, 10:30am
at HousingX 2022, Newport News, VA
Founder & CEO, Alquist 3D and Atlas Community Studios
After a road-trip from NYC to 22 cities around the country, Zachary chose and settled in Des Moines in 2007 founding the Des Moines Social Club, an arts and educational non-profit. Since opening its doors in 2009, DMSC hosted over 5000 events for over 1,000,000 patrons. In 2020, Zachary founded Atlas Community Studios, a team helping rural communities plan for growth. Working in over 20 states, Atlas works to revitalize communities through economic, cultural, and entrepreneurial concepts. Zachary is also CEO at Alquist 3D, a construction company that uses concrete 3D printers to create homes, buildings, and other structures aimed at dropping the cost of, and solving the housing crisis. Zachary serves on the boards of Iowa Public Radio and Iowa Rural Development Council. He lives in Iowa City with his wife Sarah, and their three kids Mira, Benjamin and Fiona. He is an opinion contributor to The Hill and his work has been written about in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Politico, The Atlantic and dozens of community publications. Zachary and Alquist 3D were featured in the HousingX xChats event, Can 3D Printers Fill In the Gap?, in October 2021.
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