"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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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...

Capitol East District redevelopment site proposed for new performance space and collaborative start-up space

CAPITOL EAST DISTRICT, MADISON WI. Gebhardt Development’s 140,000-square-foot...

East Central Indiana targets quality of life initiatives to reposition for new manufacturing jobs

ANDERSON, MUNCIE, NEW CASTLE. The Regional Planning District — which includes the mayors...

East Central Indiana cities collaborate to create Economic Vision and Manufacturing Strategic Plan

EAST CENTRAL INDIANA REGIONAL PLANNING DISTRICT. After the devastating loss of more than...

Capitol East District redevelopment a magnet for innovation, creativity and jobs

MADISON WI. If you want to know what the City of Madison will be like in the next 50...

Water Council receives Regional Innovation Cluster designation from U.S. Small Business Administration

BIZTIMES.COM. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has selected The Water...

Sturgeon Bay waterfront redevelopment moves ahead with hotel, public improvements

DOOR COUNTY DAILY NEWS: Sturgeon Bay’s downtown waterfront could see more than $17...

Middleton announces “Parmenter Center” redevelopment in former Highway 12 corridor

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL: A rehabilitation of one of Middleton’s prominent streets will...

Interview with Racine-Machinery Row Project Manager

JOURNAL TIMES  business reporter Michael Burke interviews Jim Bowman, project manager...