Our Approach

Discovery
We begin our process by reviewing available materials, visiting with community stakeholders, and conducting a targeted analysis of economic and demographic trends.

Opportunity
Next, we work with the community to identify priority projects, set goals, and build consensus around a shared vision of economic success.

Implementation
Our strategic plans include an implementation matrix that our clients can use to define next steps, measure progress, and effect tangible results.

Our Perspective

Our broad perspective encompasses non-traditional elements of economic development.

Talent, Innovation, and Place is our framework for long-term vitality.

 

Talent

Talent means recruiting and retaining an educated and experienced labor pool—it appreciates mobility, gender opportunities, and enfranchising young professionals.

Innovation

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.

Place

The concept of quality of place provides a framework for recognizing the benefits of change and its implications for business attraction and entrepreneurship.