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 19 years of experience in more than 175 different communities.

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UPDATE: Geography of Jobs

View our new and improved animated map illustrating the dramatic job gains and losses spanning two recessions from 1999 to 2014 for the every metro in the U.S.