Environment & Energy TV

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ONPOINT Saint Consulting President Patrick Fox was interviewed about the 2007 Saint Index findings and power plant support/opposition by Environment & Energy TV’s ONPOINT webcast.

Survey: Americans Warming to Power Plants

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October 12, 2007 Boston Business Journal The number of Americans who support power plant development in their hometown rose dramatically over the past year, according to research conducted by The Saint Consulting Group. The Hingham, Mass.-based consultancy said its 2007 Saint Index survey gauges current attitudes toward real estate development. The group said their research found thirty-eight percent of American … Read More

Many Prefer a Power Plant Neighbor to a Wal-Mart, Says Survey

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October 11, 2007 Power Market Today The number of Americans who would support new power plant construction in their communities increased substantially over the last year, according to a recent survey on attitudes toward real estate development. The 2007 Saint Index survey on attitudes toward real estate development found that 38% of American adults support a local power plant project, … Read More

PLOTS & PLOYS

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PLOTS & PLOYS For and Against Americans would rather have a new nuclear-power plant in their town than a casino or a landfill, according to a new survey of attitudes on local development projects. That is among the findings in an August telephone survey by the Center for Economic and Civic Opinion at the University of Massachusetts. The study was … Read More

Saint Consulting Is Named One of the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies In America

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Saint Consulting Is Named One of the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies In America Inc. today included The Saint Consulting Group on its first ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The Inc. 5,000, an extension of Inc. magazine‚Äôs annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required … Read More

Casinos, landfills lead thumbs-down list: Survey

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August 18, 2007 Toronto Star Casinos, landfills and aggregate quarries rank 1, 2, 3 on the list of development proposals Canadians are most likely to oppose in their area, while single- family homes, hospitals, grocery stores and apartments/condos, in that order, are much more acceptable, according to the Saint Index (don’t confuse Saint with saint). The Saint Index comes from … Read More

Big-Box Crux

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August, 2007 Retail Traffic Big-box retailers remain major draws for shoppers and cash cows for developers, but that’s not stopping a growing number of states from throwing obstacles in the way of their development. In the past two years, at least seven states have considered laws that sought to remove authority from local communities when it comes to approving development … Read More

Survey: Public Distrust of Development in U.S., Great Britain and Canada is Rampant

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August 8, 2007 RE Business Online By P. Michael Saint, CEO, The Saint Consulting Group NIMBYism (Not in My Back Yard) has taken off, and public opposition to large-scale development is rampant across the United States, Canada and Great Britain. A recent survey shows remarkably similar opposition to the development of large-scale projects, distrust in local politicians, and fears that … Read More

Developers Face Lack Of Trust From Communities

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June 5, 2007 Vancouver Province What a surprise! Developers in Canada are not trusted and that same distrust is found in the U.S. and the U.K., according to a survey conducted by Saint Consulting Group, which has offices in all three countries. But the while the survey found remarkable similarities, such as opposition to large-scale developments, distrust in local politicians … Read More

Public Distrusts Developers Either Side of Atlantic

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June 4, 2007 Reuters UK Some truths it seems are universal. A new survey published on Monday shows that on both sides of the Atlantic people distrust property developers. The survey by the Saint Consulting Group, a leading land use political consultancy, found that 83 percent of people in Britain, 75 percent in Canada and 73 percent in the United … Read More