Tusayan

Stilo Development Group USA is spearheading a development project in Tusayan, AZ that will bring large-scale tourist-driven commercial development and much needed residential housing to the town, located just outside Grand Canyon National Park. This potential $500 million project showcases PDG’s natural ability to bridge private and public sector interests into a historic opportunity for Arizona’s future.

PDG assists Stilo in various public relations efforts, including campaign messaging, grassroots development, local and national media outreach and crisis communications.

Stilo, based in Italy, decided it had a major stake in the future of unincorporated Tusayan, but not many friends on the ground there. PDG helped Stilo develop a long-term strategy to build a positive corporate identity in town and position it for success with its development plans. This was critical in order to make their development a reality.

PDG also assisted with messaging, grassroots organizing, event planning and the production of a series of popular web videos during a successful political campaign funded by Stilo to incorporate the town in March 2010. The incorporation put the decision to move forward with Stilo’s development in the hands of Tusayan’s first town council that was elected in August 2010.

PDG continued its aggressive outreach strategy focused on Tusayan residents during Stilo’s negotiation of a development agreement approved by the town council in August 2011. After nine months of negotiating and presenting its plan to the town, the Tusayan Town Council approved Stilo’s zoning submittal.

Moving forward, PDG will continue to help Stilo build a positive corporate image outside Tusayan as the project becomes even more high profile at the state, regional and national levels as they navigate through the NEPA process to develop their property. This project has the opportunity to promote jobs, innovation and cultural and natural resources in Arizona for decades to come. PDG will continue to help tell the story that Arizona is the true “Gateway to the Grand Canyon” to local and national news outlets and stakeholders.

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