"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 creating vital places 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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Congratulations to Rob, Mike and Scott!

In December, Rob Gottschalk celebrated his 21st anniversary at Vandewalle &...

Machinery Row receives funding, purchase of properties moves ahead

RACINE JOURNAL TIMES: Having secured $9 million in historic tax credits, the developers...

Sturgeon Bay residents favor Public Market concept over latest Hotel proposal

At a Public Meeting held by the Sturgeon Bay West Waterfront Planning Commission,...

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Machinery Row project developer seeks a $4.5 million loan from City of Racine to secure site

RACINE JOURNAL TIMES: Machinery Row, a more than $65 million riverfront redevelopment,...

Racine Uptown plan draws on collaboration with merchants, big employers

THE JOURNALTIMES.COM: Drafted by Madison-based planning firm Vandewalle &...

Madison Alder favors exploration of Nolen Centennial Project concepts

Setpember 25, 2014, From the District 13 Blog of Alder Lucas Dailey, regarding the Nolen...

John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum opens doors December 2nd

WATERLOO, Iowa  – The John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo, Iowa opens its...

Water Council positioning as a regional water technology cluster and national center

MILWAUKEE, WI. Local leaders in Milwaukee would like to see the Water Council achieve...

Racine to pursue $1M cleanup grant for Machinery Row redevelopment

MILWAUKEE BUSINESS JOURNAL. The city of Racine plans to pursue a $1 million grant from...