Organizational development

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

Gulf Coast Community Foundation (MS) – Opportunity Analysis

Challenge Following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010—the largest maritime oil spill in US history—the state of Mississippi was awarded $750 million to help offset economic damages in coastal communities. In 2018, the Mississippi legislature passed a law (Senate Bill 2002) committing 75 percent of the remaining BP

Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce (TX) – Labor Force Impact Study

Challenge Fueled by troop movement at Fort Hood—Texas’ largest single-site employer – and expansion in the regional medical industry, the Greater Killeen area has experienced significant population growth over the past several decades. As the region continues to expand, it increasingly competes with the diverse amenities and higher wages offered

Forsyth County, GA – Economic Development Strategic Plan

Challenge Situated in the scenic foothills of northern Georgia among miles of largely unspoiled Lake Lanier shoreline, Forsyth County’s rapid population growth, highly rated schools, and affluence has made it a prime location for investment within the fast-growing and dynamic Atlanta metro area. However, the county’s many assets and successes

City of Fort Collins, CO – Economic Health Strategic Plan

Challenge Fort Collins enjoys an economic, social, and environmental vitality that is the envy of many communities its size. Its lively historic downtown area; impressive parks, trails, and open space networks; and array of employers, including Poudre Valley Health System, Hewlett Packard and Woodward-Governor; make the city an attractive place

Saratoga County, NY – Economic Development Strategic Plan

Challenge Saratoga County’s economy has consistently outperformed the region. It boasts vibrant communities with some of the highest incomes in the state. Coupled with world-class tourism attractions and a robust and growing healthcare system, Saratoga County enjoys an enviable position, especially as the beneficiary of one of the largest capital

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