What We Do
Design strategic planning processes
Analyze local/regional economies, including demographic and workforce conditions, to assess competitive strengths
Analyze specific industries or clusters in terms of local relevance
Facilitate strategic planning sessions in presentation and workshop formats
Prepare SWOT or similar analyses of the status of the community
Conduct competitive assessments of comparable/inspirational communities
Analyze and advise on economic development organizational structures
Prepare detailed action plans and documentation of methods and findings
Consolidating views on economic development targets, issues, and approaches within a multi-community region, through executive interviews and summarizing written documentation (a).
Relating a region’s existing economic base to its competitive environment and to emerging economic opportunities, in the form of strategic plan guidance.
Establishing guidelines for the organization and management of economic development organizations (a).
Documenting the changing state of the retail industry, in the face of Internet shopping, warehouse stores, and the like, and assessing the implications of these changes on a city’s retail environment (a).
Documenting the prospects, challenges, and recommended solutions to developing and operating a business development center for an island-state with unique cultural influences on the conduct of business.
Assessing the impacts of NAFTA on the Mexico-Canada border regions of western states.
Preparing comprehensive strategic-plan based applications for major federal economic development programs (a).
Preparing grant applications based on market-focused redevelopment plans.
Assessing the extent and nature of job losses in specific Information industry sub-sectors, and potential remediation strategies (a).
Conducting primary (survey-based) research into workforce composition and issues (a).
(a) Some or all projects through affiliation with The Natelson Dale Group, Inc.