Ashton Allison

Lewis County Economic Development Council (WA) – Workforce Development Training Needs Gaps Analysis

Challenge Lewis County, Washington, sought to mitigate job losses and community divestment resulting from the closure of the state’s only remaining coal-fired power plant, Trans­Alta. Under a grant from the US Economic Development Administration’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) initiative, the community engaged TIP Strategies to …

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Washington State Department of Commerce, Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness (OEDC) – Multi-Day Leadership Strategy Session

Challenge The OEDC found itself in a unique position in early 2017. The Washington State Senate’s proposed budget called for unprecedented reductions to Commerce’s economic development programs amid various budget deficits. In an effort to prepare for and formulate a proactive response to these budget reductions, Commerce engaged TIP Strategies …

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Lewis County Economic Development Council (WA) – Economic Development Strategic Plan

Challenge In early 2016, the Lewis Economic Development Council (Lewis EDC) began the process of developing a strategic plan to guide the organization’s short, medium, and long-range economic development activities. Funded under the US Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative, the plan …

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Klickitat County Public Economic Development Authority (WA) – 10-Year Economic Development Strategic Plan

Challenge Klickitat County’s assets—which include relatively low tax rates, a desirable quality of life, scenic landscapes, and access to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities—have long drawn people to the area. Portions of the county have become retirement destinations, translating to an above-average share of older residents and lower rates …

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North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corp. – Vision North Iowa: Regional Prosperity Strategy

Challenge Comprised of Mason City, Clear Lake, and Greater Cerro Gordo County, the North Iowa Corridor boasts multiple industry strengths, including advanced manufacturing, food processing, transportation and warehousing, and healthcare services. Like many rural areas, however, the region struggled to retain young professionals and experienced a gradual decline in population …

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City of Shelton, WA – Five-Year Economic Development Strategic Plan

Challenge Shelton, Washington, was slow to recover from the Great Recession. As of 2018, employment levels had not reached pre-recession levels and the region’s unemployment rate remained several points above the national rate. Furthermore, residents struggled with negative perceptions of the local government and the community itself. Response The city …

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