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Dave McCormack | Community Developer

Turning challenges into opportunities could be Dave McCormack’s mantra. As the President of Waukeshaw Development, Inc., Dave is interested in markets that have been overlooked by traditional real estate developers. Recognizing nearly-universal struggles of small town America for identity, population, and economic development, he is inspired to lead the charge of transformation. For example, in Old Town Petersburg, Dave’s projects have brought six city blocks back to vibrant life, while simultaneously launching thirteen businesses. He works with communities across Virginia and North Carolina to revitalize their forgotten treasures, and has also launched two brewery brands, a popular coffee destination, and hundreds of apartments throughout the state.

Dave’s talk is about how businesses and communities revitalize our economies and shape our local stories.