We are a small team of consultants that provide affordable solutions that position communities for long-term economic success. Our objective is to deliver the most-effective strategies and solutions that lead to investment attraction.
Quality of Place Matters: Communities are in a global competition to attract and retain talented workers. These workers, especially Millennials, figure out where they want to live, and then they figure out their job situation.
We assist rural communities in creating quality of place by helping them identify and build on existing assets. Placemaking creates communities that can attract talent; It becomes a virtuous circle: Firms seek talented workers, talented workers seek quality places.
COVID -19 has changed the ways companies will navigate the location decision process. With credible economic development information available online, the days of corporate decision-makers making visits — which were already waning — to multiple prospective communities may be gone forever. Your website is your community’s digital first impression and business development tool.
Rural communities vested with the promotion of economic growth and development are constantly searching for effective tools and methods to advance their efforts. There has been a concerted movement away from the old philosophy of “shoot anything that flies and claim anything that lands” to more strategic behavior in identifying the specific types of industry to promote at the local and regional levels.
The SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) is a strategic planning tool used by organizations to ensure that there is a clear objective informed by a comprehensive understanding of a region’s capabilities and capacity. Determining and analyzing what the region already possesses that could be leveraged better to build the capacity for growth is critical.
Millennials Are Coming to America’s Small Towns. Millennials are being drawn to hiking and the great outdoors: According to the latest report from the Outdoor Foundation, U.S. participation in outdoor pursuits increased last year, with millennials showing the largest boost among all age groups. Millennials are in search of more affordable housing, larger lots, quality schools, and lower costs.
Digital lead generation is the easiest, smartest, and most cost-effective way to reach and touch the highest potential prospects. You don’t have to leave your desk, we do all the work for you and deliver qualified prospects.
Foreign direct investment, or FDI, is essential for the success of any economic development policy. The United States is the largest recipient of FDI in the world because foreign investors are enticed by its business-friendly environment and quality of life considerations, available technology, supply chain, infrastructure, and workforce factors.
Trade shows offer a cost-effective means to meet with key executives from exhibiting companies. Attending trade shows and exhibitions is a key activity for almost every economic development organization. We can deliver your message to key executives in exhibiting companies and schedule meetings with those interested.
We do “Boots on the Ground” site visits to take an in-depth look at your community to assess areas of opportunity, determine assets and develop a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. (CEDS)
Trade shows offer a cost-effective means to meet with key executives from exhibiting companies. Attending trade shows and exhibitions is a key activity for almost every economic development organization. We can deliver your message to key executives in exhibiting companies and schedule meetings with those interested
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