Cities, states and economic development groups across the Great Lakes Megaregion trust SME to help manage their brownfield redevelopment programs and support economic development, improve their infrastructure, and renovate and restore their buildings. SME has the proven capabilities and resourcefulness to deliver practical, economical and technically complete solutions, even when budgets are severely limited.

Tight budgets are a hallmark of public projects. That’s why it is critical for state and local governments to partner with SME — an engineering and consulting firm capable of big-picture thinking and innovative solutions that stretch available resources and facilities for communities and their citizens.

SME has helped over 50 communities in the Great Lakes Megaregion expand their economic toolbox by adding and effectively using brownfield redevelopment incentives. Our brownfield experts help communities acquire and manage state, federal and local brownfield redevelopment grants, loans, tax increment financing, tax credits, and other incentives to attract and ensure the success of brownfield redevelopment projects. We also work with state and federal regulatory agencies and developers to secure protections from environmental liabilities and ensure that brownfield sites are redeveloped and used safely.

SME has helped cities and counties address and solve their most challenging issues with roads, sewers, water mains, bridges, and water and wastewater treatment plants. We have provided environmental, geotechnical, building materials and pavement solutions for all types of public buildings, parking structures, parks and green spaces, and infrastructure. And we have spearheaded public-private partnerships that attract profitable new development to town.

From the Michigan Hall of Justice and Capitol Loop in Lansing, Michigan, to the Zoo in Indianapolis, to Elizabeth Park Marina in Detroit, in cities ranging from Grand Rapids to Cleveland, governmental bodies and agencies trust SME to help build and restore their communities while respecting their budgets, the environment, and the needs and best interests of their citizens.

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