Place Accelerator Program

“The Velocity Group helped Mount Sequoyah take some huge steps forward by helping us think in ways not possible without their leadership and guidance. The board and staff love what we created with you guys, and are working off it in most decisions and planning. It was a great choice hiring Velocity Group.”

Jess SchloadExecutive Director, Mount Sequoyah Retreat & Conference Center

This is what community development is all about. It’s about the process, about conversations from every angle, and checking in. Recognizing that each place is unique, and each individual experience is real. Let’s bring together our collective wisdom to uncover the unique stamp of place and how it shapes a thriving community. We work to understand the dynamics of each community—across commerce, creativity, and culture—and devise actionable strategies for how they come together to strengthen great places. 

The program is iterative in its design, offering cumulative working sessions that build upon discovery. The results are a Theater of Cool™ Playbook that provides clear next steps in cohesive experience design and community development—from building simple activation points that excite imaginations, to connecting with community needs and hopes in a real way, to providing people with the tools to engage and move through these dynamic spaces, and the opportunity to just be, observe and absorb. Together we will create a sustainable plan that brings your vision to life.

“The Velocity Group was the key to our success in developing a shared vision as we looked to expand the geography and impact of our downtown. Through the Place Accelerator program, our community group was positively challenged to think bigger — leading to a solid foundation and alignment in placemaking language with strategies that will support longterm impacts. I strongly urge others to invite Daniel and his dynamic team to your community to bring a contagious energy behind development in your downtown.”

Meggie Froman-KnightWorkforce Development Manager, Claremore, OK Industrial & Economic Development Authority