Advisory

City of Dallas, TX – Opportunity Zone Prospectus

Challenge As the economic engine of the country’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, Dallas is a city of opportunity. Billions of dollars in investments have poured into the city in recent years as companies of all sizes have chosen to make major commitments to Dallas. However, the city’s prosperity has not been

Temple Economic Development Corporation (TX) – Target Industry Study and Target Marketing Plan

Challenge For over a decade, the Temple Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) focused its recruitment efforts on several broad sectors, including advanced manufacturing, distribution and logistics, and health and life sciences. In 2012, TIP Strategies was engaged to identify specific niches within each sector and provide recommendations for focusing TEDC’s targeting

I-68 Regional Economic Partnership (WV/MD) – Target Industry Analysis

Challenge Interstate 68 (I-68) is a 113-mile, east-west highway that travels through mountainous and rural areas to connect I-70 in Hancock, Maryland, to I-79 in Morgantown, West Virginia. In 2016, the counties and cities that share I-68 as a common asset formed the I-68 Regional Economic Partnership (REP). While the

Charleston County Economic Development (SC) – Strategic Operations Plan

Challenge Faced with the closure of the Charleston Naval Complex in the early 1990s and the loss of some 22,000 jobs, Charleston County leaders responded decisively, establishing an economic development function with broad deal-making authority and dedicated funding. The decision proved to be a game-changer when Charleston was selected as

International Economic Development Council (IEDC) – Equity Playbook Cohort Facilitation

Challenge Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) play a key role in expanding access to financial products and services in low-income and moderate-income communities. A range of institutions can be designated as CDFIs including banks, credit unions, loan funds, and venture capital funds. An August 2023 analysis by the Federal Reserve

Texas Association of Business – Statewide Economic Development Plan

Challenge The COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic upheaval had a negative impact on business supply chains, workers, and communities in Texas and around the globe. This upheaval exacerbated existing business challenges, particularly for small- and minority-owned businesses. Along with its challenges, the downturn presented opportunities to build on trends that

Columbus Partnership (OH) – Alignment of Regional Economic Development Efforts

Challenge The Columbus Partnership (Partnership) is a CEO group comprised of 80 leaders from the region’s largest companies and institutions. The organization is charged with aligning business leadership behind the vision of Columbus, Ohio, becoming the most prosperous metropolitan area in the country in terms of both economic and social

Kerr Economic Development Corporation (TX) – Board Retreat

Challenge Nestled in the Texas Hill County, Kerr County offers an attractive quality of life and the City of Kerrville’s downtown amenities, making it a favorite among retirees. However, the county’s relatively low levels of educational attainment, high median age, lack of inventory for industrial or office users, and distance

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