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The latest from Destination by Design
North Carolina Doubles Down on Trails and Outdoor Recreation
We have finally passed a rubicon in which the majority of leaders recognize quality of life and outdoor recreation as economic development. It’s now about the intangibles — you must create a compelling place to live.
This historic textile community has embraced place-making to encourage economic development and position themselves as a primary destination along the 14-mile Thermal Belt Rail-Trail.
Our team presented the Destination McDowell Tourism Master Plan and the ‘Blue Ridge Mountain Wonderland’ destination brand concept to McDowell County elected officials and municipal leaders.
The community of Lenoir, NC is excited about their newly developed brand identity. And our team is thrilled and honored to be walking the community through this community branding and visioning process. Beginning several years ago, with our award-winning rebranding...
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PLANNING AWARD
NC Planning Association
National Park Service’s Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Master Plan: brand strategy, public engagement, logo/identity design, photography, video, web development, and plan layout
American Society of Landscape Architects
Northern Peaks Trail Master Plan: brand strategy, public engagement, logo/identity design, photography, video, web development, and plan layout
BEST IMAGE BUILDING CAMPAIGN
North Carolina Main Street
Downtown Lenoir, NC Place Branding Campaign: comprehensive brand study, logo/identity design, and web development