Saint Index results win coverage in food retail, waste, wind and commercial real estate media

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The 2011 Saint Index survey of how Americans feel about development in their local communities has won wide media coverage in the food retail, waste, energy and commercial real estate industries.

Here are a few of the comments:

Waste & Recycling News: A new survey by the Saint Consulting Group examining land use shows that 76% of respondents say they would oppose a proposed landfill development in their hometown –  click here for more

Supermarket News: Local opposition to development by Wal-Mart Stores is continuing to wane, according to a survey by Saint Consulting Group here.  Click here for more:

Clean Energy Report: Seventy-nine percent of Americans in a recent poll say they don’t want new development in their local areas — a potentially bleak finding for transmission and renewable energy projects — but 70 percent also said they would prefer wind over any other form of energy project, according to a new survey by Boston-based Saint Consulting Group, which tracks the politics of land use and advises developers. Click here for more

Todd Clarke, Confessions of a Commercial Real Estate Consultant: As always, I am astounded at the amount of information available on the internet. Recent case and point – fellow Twitter, Patrick Fox @pffox send me a link to the New Saint Index , which tracks opposition to real estate projects. What an amazing resource! Click here for more

For full details on energy findings in the Saint Index, click on Saint Index 2011 – Energy.

For more information about the 2011 Saint Index, go to

The Saint Consulting Group offers free webinar presentations of  The Saint Index for general or specific industry sectors. For details, email Paul Mindus at or Steve Shepherd at

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