The needs of your community do not stop because meetings have stopped. Using the latest in virtual engagement technologies, we can help you meet the needs of your community as it recovers. We’ve pivoted, just like you.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.