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We interview successful Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) business leaders to learn how they use people, processes, and technology to scale their businesses.
Will ForetJustin Neagle

If You Can Dream It, You Can Build It with Nicole Chavas - Greenprint Partners

E92 • May 14, 2024 • 53 mins

In this episode, Nicole Chavas, CEO of Greenprint Partners, discusses the challenges and strategies in scaling a green infrastructure business. She addresses stormwater management, the role of partnerships, transitioning into an engineering firm, and financing strategies. Nicole also shares insights on talent acquisition, building operational infrastructure, and the future of small businesses working with the federal government. The episode concludes with advice for young entrepreneurs and a recap on the 3 pillars of scaling a business.

Key Points

  • Leadership buy-in at the highest levels is critical for successful implementation of green infrastructure projects in municipalities.
  • Green infrastructure, such as rain gardens and permeable pavements, provides a sustainable way to manage stormwater while delivering multiple community benefits.
  • Greenprint Partners' mission-driven approach allows them to attract talent and create impactful projects that prioritize sustainability and equity in infrastructure development.

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