Strategy Development—Vision, Strategies, and Action Plans.
Project Design—Work with stakeholder to design project that create positive change.
Branding/Marketing—Develop branding, identify, and marketing.
Events— Facilitate events that inform residents about Economic Development.
Economic and Community Development consulting and services to communities investing in positive change for the new economy:
For an economic development organization, winning a project requires not only thoughtfully conducted background research, but the ability to discern which data within the findings is pertinent to the task at hand.
Every community or region is unique, shaped by its history, a complex political environment, and a variety of strengths and weaknesses.
As such, we recognize that a cookie-cutter approach can never provide an optimal solution for any community. We deliver realistic, actionable recommendations, communicated clearly and concisely, with demonstrable results for stakeholders. Providing a broad range of services for local governments and other economic development organizations.
Some of the ways we help organizations include:
We then furnish clients with detailed company and contact information as well as a strategic approach to engage the companies. We also work with communities to develop effective marketing materials for events and we coach the community representatives to make them more effective at the art of closing the deal.
Site Selection Simulation
We give economic development organizations a meaningful way to improve the competitive positioning of their communities. The simulation includes the issuance of a detailed request for information and site visits. We evaluate the communities' responses and present in-depth feedback and recommended strategies for improvements.
Economic development agencies often face resource constraints or lack the experience required to win and manage a large competitive site location project. We can help you land that "big fish" by coordinating interactions with a company or its consultants, structuring a suitable inducement package, and managing the process every step of the way.
Economic Development Funding
We have captured millions of dollars of grant funding from local, state, and federal sources for our clients. Serve as a strategic partner in the grant process by helping clients through the entire spectrum of grant procurement. We advise clients from identification of funding opportunities through narrative and budget development, to compliance reporting and follow-on funding opportunities.
We understand incentive structures and tools, and we know the regions and their key decision makers. orchestrating the incentives process, from identification of opportunities to leveraged negotiations, to acquisition and compliance. Our unique approach ensures that companies not only secure valuable state and local tax credits and financial incentive opportunities, but ultimately realize their full value.