Economic Development Strategies  

Comprehensive, custom strategies focusing on key elements:

  • Employers
  • Demographic Analysis
  • Competitive Assessment Study
  • Target Industry Analysis


Community Competitive Assessments

  • Understanding and recognizing community assets
  • Determine ways to monetize assets
  • Identify your regional competition and their assets
  • Develop a strategy to give you the competitive advantage.


Target Industry Recommendations
We identify specific industries communities should target for 
economic  growth.

Based on:

  • Locational assets
  • Constraints
  • Industry expertise

Workforce Strategies
Evaluate and identify:

  • Availability and productivity of the workforce
  • Characteristics of the employed, unemployed and underemployed relative to the needs of future industries
  • ​We specialize in using the Cornerstone approach


SWOT Analysis

  • Identify and assess economic development-related strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Recommend steps to enhance a community's assets, overcome its weaknesses, and meet oncoming threats.


Grant Review/Grant Preparation  

  • Identify community's funding needs
  • Assess grant opportunities for the community
  • Draft and submit grant applications 

Community and economic development

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