BEST has partnered with LHB, Inc. and Future iQ Partners to lead this project based on their strong background in tackling these sorts of projects for communities similar to Waseca.

LHB is a multi-disciplinary engineering, architecture, and planning firm known for their design leadership and loyalty to their clients. The project team works out of Minneapolis and has expertise in developing long-range planning and strategy documents for communities like Waseca, including the Minnesota communities of Buffalo, Luverne and Wabasha, as well as larger communities such as Edina, Minneapolis and Roseville. Through their work with these communities they have established a stellar reputation for being able to deliver on complex planning projects.

Future iQ was founded in 2003, and has since grown to work in a number of locations around the world. They are a market leader in the development and application of scenario-based and strategic planning, regional economic analysis and community engagement and capacity building. They focus on applying innovative tools and approach to help communities shape their economic, social and environmental futures. Future iQ brings a unique approach to community engagement that will allow this project to gain a broad understanding of the desired future residents and businesses have for Waseca and help to focus on achieving that future.