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Alaska Defense Industry Resiliency Initiative (ADIRI) – Best Practices & Stakeholder Outreach

Challenge The US military and defense sector represents a key driver in Alaska, accounting for tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in federal spending. Yet, despite its outsized role, there were significant gaps in understanding among public sector decision makers at all levels of the impact of …

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International Shoppes – Public Relations Services/Strategic Relationship Management

Challenge Established in 1951, duty-free and specialty retailer International Shoppes (iShoppes) offers luxury goods such as beauty products, designer fashions and fragrances, gourmet foods, and wines and spirits to airline passengers. The company’s operations had been concentrated in airport terminals across the northeast including JFK International Airport (New York), Logan …

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Eureka Holdings – Advisory Services

Challenge Historically, east Austin has not received a proportionate share of revenue or investment. When investment has occurred in this part of the city, the benefits have often excluded current residents or resulted in displacement. As growth pressures continued to affect major east Austin corridors, forward-looking investors sought strategies for …

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Delaware Workforce System – Strategic Operating Framework & Employer Engagement

Challenge Fragmentation of services is a common challenge among state-level workforce development systems, often resulting in inconsistencies in service delivery and a lack of clarity in priorities and vision. Delaware’s publicly funded workforce system encompasses more than a dozen organizations including county- and state-level entities. While its three counties function …

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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 …

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The Williams Companies, Inc. – Public Affairs/Brand Awareness

Challenge Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, The Williams Companies, Inc. (Williams) is an energy infrastructure company with assets across the natural gas value chain, including exploration, processing, and transport. These assets include the ownership and operation of more than 30,000 miles of pipelines, including the 10,000-mile Transco pipeline which extends from …

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City of Dallas, TX – Economic Development Strategic Plan Review and Implementation Assistance

Challenge Despite its position as the central city of one of the most dynamic regions in the country, Dallas faces fierce competition for investment, jobs, and talent. Many of the city’s regional competitors boast well-funded economic development organizations, enabling them to offer generous financial incentives in the form of land, …

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Detroit Workforce Funders Collaborative (MI) – Philanthropic Collaboration for a Racially Equitable Workforce System

Challenge Long-standing efforts to create a more equitable workforce development system in Detroit and Southeast Michigan shifted drastically as national discussions about social justice and racial equity issues intensified in the Trump era. The shift brought increased leadership, capacity, and support from the public and private sectors for transforming the …

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