Strategic Planning - Virtual
Strategic Planning

Engaging You Where You Are
In-Person and Virtually
Our approach, whether engaged in-person or virtually, is asset-based using a thorough SWOT Analysis that is both qualitative and quantitative. We gain stakeholder and community input using a range of virtual engagement technologies. We meet you and your community where you are in these times and deliver action steps that are realistic and ready for implementation.

Product Development
Product Development

We believe product development is an EDO’s number two challenge, just behind talent development. Our creative approach includes a first-in-the-nation online site assessment tool and Certified Industrial Buildings Program.

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.

Creative EDC Celebrating 10 Years
Creative EDC Celebrating 10 Years

Creative EDC is giving away 10 consulting projects in 2022 in celebration of our 10 years in business - in addition to our annual big Creative Give Back project. We're in business because of great clients so we are saying thank you by giving back.

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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, we like to transform plain boxes into something special.

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