We begin our process by reviewing available materials, visiting with community stakeholders, and conducting a targeted analysis of economic and demographic trends.
Next, we work with the community to identify priority projects, set goals, and build consensus around a shared vision of economic success.
Our broad perspective encompasses non-traditional elements of economic development.
Talent, Innovation, and Place is our framework for long-term vitality.
Talent means recruiting and retaining an educated and experienced labor pool—it appreciates mobility, gender opportunities, and enfranchising young professionals.
Fostering innovation will ensure long-term vitality and resilience. Entrepreneurship can be nurtured through an ecosystem of resources that support the commercialization of new ideas.
The concept of quality of place provides a framework for recognizing the benefits of change and its implications for business attraction and entrepreneurship.