"The InfraCycle Fiscal Impact Analysis (FIA) modeling software is an extremely enticing municipal planning tool. The product boasts quick results for decision making in a logical and comprehensive format. The webinars have expanded local thinking among town elected officials and staff. We got tremendous mileage from viewing success stories in other communities delivered through a professional, convenient venue."
Shari-Anne Doolaege, CAO, Town of Daysland, Alberta
"Ray’s professionalism, experience and common sense approach to the review of the Rocky View County Highway 8 Corridor Feasibility Statement and the Fiscal Analysis of our 900 acre Double Creek Community produced a very credible report that demonstrated the fiscal benefits of our project allowing us to move the approval process forward."
Garrett Wohlberg, BA. (RUD) Senior Manager - Design & Communications, Qualico Communities
"This tool provides objective data that will help the city make development decisions to positively impact the area."
Bob Stany, President and CEO of Connecticut Economic Resource Centre (CERC)
"Your InfraCycle software can offer a sound approach for elected officials to evaluate development at what scale and on whose dime."
Ken Hughes, Local Government Division, State of New Mexico
"It's a very powerful tool to test various forms of urban growth."
John Herbert, Executive Director, Ottawa-Carleton Home Builders Association
"My Administration is focused 100 percent on the progress of economic development. This software will be an important tool to help analyze potential projects and keep moving economic development forward in the city."
Mayor Bill Finch, City of Bridgeport Connecticut
"The software allows city planners to see whether the revenues associated with land use will offer the costs. It includes indicators and can be adapted to any type of development such as residential and commercial intensification, residential land uses, or lands that should be protected for environmental reasons."
Sharon Boddy, Editor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
"InfraCycle has allowed the Town of Canmore to complete an evaluation of our Town at build-out. We need reassurance that fiscally these plans are sound and will generate revenue to support our infrastructure and community services in the short and longer-term."
Gary Buxton, Manager of Planning & Development, Town of Canmore, Alberta
"Ray Essiambre has an analysis that is so startlingly simple, and important, it ought to be memorized by every Council member."
Randall Denley, Reporter, The Ottawa Citizen
"Yesterday was the best workshop I have attended in many years. I am now going to think differently about how zoning affects land use, revenues and our municipality's budget."
Mark DeVoe, Director of Planning, Town of Plainville, Connecticut
"It was the first time the EDC could assess municipal costs and revenues attributed to a proposed development in a methodical, comprehensive way and it helped to illustrate the type of economic development the town needs in order to build the tax base."
Marge Anthony, Chairman, South Windsor Economic Development Commission, Connecticut
"When I watch the webinars I always learn something new, I have an AH-HAH moment and it all makes sense. I find the information I’m learning invaluable.” "
Patty Higgins, Councillor, City of Saint John, New Brunswick
"InfraCycle hosts webinars that feature their products in terms of financial sustainability related to development in municipalities. I continue to attend them to learn more about the product offering and how it can help the Town of Wolfville."
Gregg Morrison, Director of Planning, Town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia
"I saw a need for more strategic long-term decisions in land use. Municipal Councilors have a hard time seeing all the information before they make a decision and the InfraCycle tool tackles that issue"
Colby Clarke, Business Development Officer, Kings Regional Development Agency, Kentville, Nova Scotia
"I found the webinar both informative and thought provoking."
Mindi Petkau, Land Coordinator, Hinton, AB
"The private webinar prompted some good discussion. Certainly in the area of considering the potential assessment tax revenue associated with proposed developments and area structure plans, as well as costing replacement of infrastructure and reserve funding"
Noreen Vavrek, Director of Finance and Systems, County of Grande Prairie No. 1, AB
"The webinar was well organized and timely and provided some interesting infrastructure cost accounting ideas. I really appreciated the opportunity to be able to sit through the webinar in the comfort of my own office in Fort Nelson. Great Job...I'll make sure I continue to monitor your website for future presentations."
Doug Tofte, R.F.P. , Community Resource & Planning Officer, Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, AB
"The InfraCycle webinars I've attended are informative and useful, I look forward to attending more in the future."
Elise Willison, Municipal Planner, Mackenzie Municipal Services Agency, Berwyn, AB
"In a nutshell, the software allows city planners to see whether the revenues associated with land use will offset the costs. The software calculates the capital, maintenance, operating, and replacement costs of municipal infrastructure as well as all anticipated revenues"
Sharon Boddy, Editor, FCM - Federation of Canadian Municipalities - Newsletter: Sustainable Communities Knowledge Network
"Ray Essiambre spoke at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Nova Scotia Planning Directors Association (NSPDA) in Halifax. In attendance were planners and municipal elected officials from across the province. Those in attendance found his presentation on 'Municipal Financial Stability" very informative, eye opening, and at the end of it asking for more."
Roland Burek, MCIP, LP, President, NSPDA, Halifax, NS