DiscoveryWe begin our process by reviewing available materials, visiting with community stakeholders, and conducting a targeted analysis of economic and demographic trends.
OpportunityNext, we work with the community to identify priority projects, set goals, and build consensus around a shared vision of economic success.
ImplementationOur strategic plans include an implementation matrix that our clients can use to define next steps, measure progress, and effect tangible results in their communities.
Talent, Innovation, and Place is our framework for long-term vitality.
Thought Leadership – Trends Shaping Economic Development
The Great Recession has transformed communities across the country.
As the baby boom generation gradually leaves the workforce, a significant labor deficit will be created.
To maintain a sustainable workforce a community must retain and attract young professionals.
Population growth and rapidly modernizing economies put a heavy strain on already scarce resources.
The global economy–from many perspectives–has become increasingly complex and interconnected (and it continues to morph).
Small businesses and entrepreneurial activity stimulate job creation, spur innovation, and diversify the economic base.