Our Approach

The Theory Into Practice (TIP) planning model combines rigorous data analysis with the latest thinking in economic development, workforce training, and community-based principles. Learn more about our approach »

Our Services

Strategic Planning
Our strategic plans confront economic challenges and capitalize on opportunities large and small. Our process results in a realistic plan and a detailed roadmap for implementation.

Military Communities
TIP has worked in a number of military communities and understands the asset this workforce provides. Our Veterans’ Inventory system has helped economic development organizations document the capabilities of Soldiers separating from service at neighboring military installations.Learn more about our services »

TIP Strategies Newsletter

Our semi-monthly newsletter features the latest in TIP and economic development news. Click here to view our archive of past issues and to register to receive future newsletters.

Our Work

World Map

We have 15 years of experience in more than 100 different communities.

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Geography of Jobs

View our animated map illustrating the dramatic job gains and losses from 2004 to 2012 for the top 100 metropolitan areas (by population).