Strategic planning, tailor-made for you.
Our Strategic Development team provides counsel to economic development organizations, governments and new and expanding companies. We work with our clients to develop case-specific strategic plans in order to best position each project for success. Our experience, knowledge and expertise combined with our resources and contacts allow us to implement successful initiatives on behalf of our clients. Services include:
- Project Assessment
We take the time to provide customized service. We sit down with our clients to listen and learn about their goals and priorities. Our expertise is in developing a strategic plan to move forward by identifying potential funding sources and overcoming various hurdles.
- Economic Development Consulting
We work with private businesses as well as municipal governments to find incentives and grant funding for business expansion and job creation endeavors. We line up all of the various activities needed to make growth happen, including municipal infrastructure and direct assistance to businesses. We develop comprehensive strategies to cut through the red tape and successfully move projects forward.
- Community Business Plans
We find funding to pay for the development of plans and identify consultants to draft them. We assist in prioritizing key projects that line up with specific state and federal funding goals to maximize potential opportunities. Because of our experience in the field, we have had tremendous success advancing our clients’ interests.
- Business Advancement Strategies
We capitalize on our vast network of connections to open doors for our clients. By giving them the introductions they need to build key relationships, we enable them to establish their presence in target areas and increase business.
We have the lists. We know how to match lucrative funding opportunities with our clients’ priority projects. There are many private, state and federal resources available. We are the experts on determining eligibility and matching those prospects to our clients’ projects and timelines.
Our writing backgrounds and technical skills allow us to craft persuasive and compelling proposals. We utilize a three-step process to tailor a client’s grant application to the funding agency’s objectives. After submission we work diligently to move the application along through continued advocacy, letter-writing campaigns, and building an unbeatable coalition of support.
The work does not end when grant monies have been awarded. Often there are negotiations over the requirements and stipulations. We are able to successfully negotiate on behalf of our clients for favorable language that allows them to fully utilize their allocations.