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Creative EDC consults on a wide range of projects with an even wider range of clients. The diversity of work keeps our creative juices flowing – a necessity for us and a benefit for you.

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Talent Summit Hosted by Blue Ridge Community College & Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

In 2021, Blue Ridge Community College and the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development gathered approximately 60 advanced manufacturing companies along with partners in childcare, workforce development, and regional planning to crowd source solutions to the labor shortage. The group brainstormed ideas in childcare, veteran employment, former offender employment, diverse workforce, college-friendly policies, housing, and …

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Rolesville Market Analysis with O’Brien Atkins

Rolesville, NC will be an attractive location to companies seeking skilled, educated, and talented people. Talent is driving business location decisions and talent is Rolesville number one asset. The town engaged O’Brien Atkins to complete a small area plan that includes land that would be ideal for business development. Creative EDC supported the project with …

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Piedmont Triad Regional Council

Creative EDC and Economic Leadership supported the Piedmont Triad region’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant Phase 1 and Phase 2 applications to the U.S. Economic Development Administration. PTRC was awarded a Phase 1 grant of $500,000 and invited to apply for a Phase 2 grant up to $75 million. The consulting team helped the …

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Emory & Henry Ag Cluster Study

Emory & Henry College engaged Creative EDC to study how their new School of Business can drive growth in the agriculture sector in Southwest Virginia and become a hub of innovation. The college has long been a strategic partner of economic development organizations, local governments, nonprofits, and businesses. They want to leverage Emory & Henry’s …

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Rocky Mount VA Cowork Incubator Feasibility study

The Town of Rocky Mount and Franklin County saw opportunity in repurposing a vacant, county-owned building in downtown Rocky Mount for economic development. Creative EDC conducted a feasibility study that analyzed the highest and best use of the building and how it could support the economic development goals of the town and county. The feasibility …

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Fayetteville Cumberland County EDC Action

Creative EDC and strategic partner Economic Leadership updated the Fayetteville Cumberland County EDC action plan. The EDC will focus on diversifying the economy, developing product, enhancing education and training programs, leadership development, and strengthening organizational capacity. Cumberland County, population 330,000, is home to Ft. Bragg, the largest U.S. Army Base, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville Tech …

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Moore County Entrepreneurship Hub

Moore County has a burgeoning culture of entrepreneurship that can be cultivated to drive economic recovery and resiliency in distressed areas of the county. That culture of entrepreneurship is supported by a local and regional talent pipeline, exiting and retiring military, higher education institutions, and a regional entrepreneurship network. What has been missing is a …

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Hugh Chatham Health Care Strategic Plan

Hugh Chatham is a leading rural hospital and healthcare system in North Carolina. Creative EDC facilitated a strategic plan that reinforced the organization’s vision, mission, values, and pillars. On that foundation, the planning process identified six strategic priorities: talent, reliability, technology, sustainability, brand, and expanding market share.   Nationally, healthcare is facing many challenges. The pandemic put an enormous …

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Golden Leaf Foundation Strategic Plan

Creative EDC partnered with Economic Leadership to facilitate a strategic plan for Golden LEAF, one of North Carolina’s most important economic development institutions. Golden LEAF’s new strategic plan is designed to increase the Foundation’s effectiveness, efficiency, and impact, establish priorities, provide organizational direction, communicate to internal and external stakeholders, and simplify decision-making. It positions Golden LEAF as a source …

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City of Williamsburg, VA Target Industry Validation & Action Plan

In 2019, Creative EDC and strategic partner Applied Marketing completed a Target Industry Validation and Action Plan to enhance the City of Williamsburg’s value proposition. Williamsburg’s economy is centered around tourism, primarily Colonial Williamsburg, and the College of William & Mary. The target sectors of tourism and hospitality, professional and technical services, and business support …

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Cleveland County EDP, NC Strategic Plan

Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership (CCEDP) is well-known for its genius talent-recruitment campaign Charlotte’s Backyard. The award-winning marketing campaign put Cleveland County on the map –for people and business. CCEPD engaged Creative EDC to update their strategic plan, building upon their success. The process included a SWOT Analysis, benchmarking, economic trends research, stakeholder engagement, best …

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ElectriCities Strategic Plan Program

ElectriCities has sponsored strategic planning for its member cities since 2003. Crystal Morphis has been the team leader on most of the strategic plans since the initiative was launched. Creative EDC began updating city strategic plans in 2017 and has completed more than 25 updates. The ElectriCities statewide strategic planning program is so successful that …

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Greer Development Corporation, SC Strategic Plan

Greer has many assets to leverage for economic development. With guidance from Creative Economic Development Consulting, the Greer Development Corporation undertook a strategic planning process to take a fresh look at economic development strategies to best achieve its mission. The strategic plan defined GDC’s role in the region as increasing opportunities for existing business growth, …

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Chester County Economic Development, SC Strategic Plan

Chester County used to be like most rural counties –declining population, few job opportunities, lacking business opportunities – but not anymore. Chester County is transforming into a suburban community of the greater Charlotte and Columbia regions. This transformational time made it ideal to update the Chester County Economic Development Strategic Plan. The strategic plan expanded …

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Blacksburg Partnership, VA Strategic Plan

The Blacksburg Partnership vision is to be the catalyst making Blacksburg a vibrant place to live, work, learn, and play by convening businesses, Virginia Tech, and the Town of Blacksburg. The organization engaged Creative Economic Development Consulting to head their strategic planning process to ensure that the Partnership remains laser-focused on core mission – advocacy, …

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