"Shaping change in places all across the Midwest."

Vitalizing Urban Places • Shaping Communities • Building Regional Economies & Positioning Places • Embracing Regional Resources • Catalyzing & Implementing Projects

About Us

The role we play in revitalization is one few others can deliver.

Vandewalle & Associates is a unique collection of highly talented individuals with diverse expertise in economic strategy, planning, design, energy systems, food and water systems, redevelopment, architecture, marketing, and real estate.

Midwest Focus

Retooling for a new economy.

Our Madison office focuses on helping Midwest communities and businesses reposition economically and build creative, sustainable pathways to a vibrant future. Applying a range of visionary economic repositioning strategies, our work is making a world of difference to clients across the Midwest.

Coastal Communities Focus

A coastal cities revival.

Great Lakes cities like Milwaukee, Manitowoc, Racine, Sturgeon Bay, and Sheboygan have a bright new outlook on the horizon. Our Milwaukee office is helping assemble and lead a range of inventive economic development initiatives that are taking shape all along the Lake Michigan freshwater coast.

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Cardinal Construction’s Leonhart awarded Iowa builders’ top prize

WATERLOO, IA. Gene Leonhart, CEO of Cardinal Construction, won the state’s most...

Monona moves forward on a multi-million dollar waterfront redevelopment project

MONONA, WI. The City of Monona has completed acquisition of five properties bordered by...

Waterloo to get new 70-unit condominium project downtown

WATERLOO, IA. A development agreement and land conveyance for a $9 million, 70-unit...

Racine RootWorks advances its West Bluff Overlook project

The City of Racine has procured a DNR Knowles Nelson grant for park land...

Iowa communities compete for reinvestment funds

A state program in Iowa is opening up $100M in future tax money for reinvestment...

June opening projected for John Deere Waterloo Tractor and Engine Museum

John Deere is on track for a June 2014 opening of its new John Deere Waterloo Tractor...

Racine Uptown Public Meeting Held

Racine public officials and representatives of Vandewalle & Associates hosted a...

Port Edwards receives $1 million grant to reinvent former paper mill

PORT EDWARDS — A south Wood County community is one of six statewide to receive a...

NPR: Shuttered Port Edwards Mill Will Get New Life As Business Park

The former Domtar Paper Mill in Port Edwards is on the verge of rebirth as the Central...

Public open house unveils plans for former paper mill in Port Edwards

DMI Acquisitions LLC, the Village of Port Edwards, and Vandewalle & Associates...