Holzheimer Memorial Student Scholarship

2018 Winner

Congratulations to Katie Cettie Steinberg of the University of California at Los Angeles Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, who submitted an adapted version of her capstone thesis project, "Developing New Economy Industrial Corridors in Los Angeles County."

Her project, supervised by Goetz Wolff, combines survey and statistical analysis to assess locational patterns and preferences for bioscience firms in the LA area. She concludes that economic development practitioners interested in bioscience development need to focus on both affordable real estate within industrial corridors, but also networking supports to help early-stage businesses connect with one another and critical resources such as investors.

The committee also acknowledged the following submission with "Honorable Mention" designation: Julia Fiore (Hunter College, City University of New York) for her paper, "Strategies to Support the Food and Beverage Processing and Manufacturing Cluster in Ulster County, New York."

The scholarship will be presented at the National Planning Conference in New Orleans, April 21–24, 2018.

Scholarship Committee

Thank you to members of the 2018 Holzheimer Scholarship committee: Dr. Greg Schrock of Portland State University (chair); Dr. Margaret Cowell of Virginia Tech; Dr. Haifeng Qian of University of Iowa; Shana Johnson, AICP, of Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning; Brittany Bagent of the Columbia River Economic Development Council; and Corey Proctor of Forrest County, Mississippi.

About the Holzheimer Scholarship

The Economic Development Division annually solicits applications for the Holzheimer Memorial Student Scholarship for Economic Development Planning. Master's level students enrolled in or recently graduated from PAB-accredited planning programs, or other current student or recently graduated APA early career members, are eligible to apply. The application system generally opens in late November, with the deadline in the first Friday in February (subject to change).

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