Coaching Services
Coaching Services for Economic Development Professionals

Our goal is to help economic development professionals succeed. We will share best practices and our experiences in a one-on-one setting.

Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning

Our asset-based approach uses a thorough SWOT Analysis that is both qualitative and quantitative. We gain stakeholder and community input using a range of engagement technologies. We deliver action steps that are realistic and ready for implementation.

Product Development
Product Development

Since product development is second only to talent development in terms of importance to EDO’s, our creative approach includes a first-in-the-nation online site assessment tool as well as a “site slector review” and assessments.

Economic Impact Analysis
Economic Impact Analysis

Too often EDOs and local officials spend public dollars without analyzing whether the project is a good deal. Creative EDC uses nationally recognized analysis tools tailored for each specific project to provide an impact analysis before any money is invested.

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We transform plain cardboard boxes into something special.

When you look around your community, do you find yourself wondering if the site that has been sitting vacant for a few years could be transformed into a new technology park? Do you want to spark young entrepreneurs to invest in your community? Can your site location project be positioned to transform your local economy? Just like kids can transform a plain cardboard box into something special, we put our creativity and experience to work transforming your economic development projects.

Let us help re-invent your cardboard box.

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About Us

Creative EDC was launched in 2012 by Crystal Morphis, CEcD. With over 20 years of economic development experience, she started a firm that provides innovative consulting approaches with a commitment to give back (see The Creative Philosophy). The firm has grown to include experienced researchers, tech talent, strategic thinkers, and a wide range of strategic partners.

From our creative team come creative solutions for you.

Crystal Morphis

Penny Whiteheart

Heather Beard

Billye Carter

Creative Economic Development Consulting