Louis Berger wins project to support post-Sandy programs for business recovery and resiliency

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has awarded Louis Berger a multi-year, on-call contract to provide environmental services for post-Sandy business recovery and resiliency programs. Louis Berger will provide comprehensive environmental, economic, historic resources and strategic consulting services for citywide business recovery and rebuilding projects potentially eligible to receive federal grant funds.

"This high-profile win is not only of strategic significance to our expanding resiliency practice, but also represents our ongoing efforts to foster economic development for a more sustainable and resilient New York," said Tom Lewis, president of Louis Berger's Group operating company. "We look forward to collaborating with NYCEDC to help the local communities and businesses recover and rebuild to meet the climate challenges of the future."

Under this contract, Louis Berger will determine the potential benefits and impacts of proposed resiliency measures on environmental resources, cultural and archaeological resources, economic development, and land use; offer alternative strategies and solutions; and advise on the strategic implementation of projects.

Louis Berger has successfully completed the first round of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Plans on Long Island and in New York City and is completing a second round of plans for additional communities in New York City. Louis Berger also is working on several other ongoing and future resiliency projects to support post-Sandy recovery initiatives in New York and New Jersey.

NYCEDC, on behalf of New York City, is overseeing and implementing programs to improve the resiliency of neighborhoods, businesses and infrastructure severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The resiliency programs are part of the city's 240-page action plan to invest in a $1.7 billion community development block grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for disaster recovery and rebuilding activities.

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