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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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ElectriCities Strategic Plan Program

Crystal Morphis leads our team which has conducted strategic planning for more than 40 ElectriCities communities since 2003. Strategic planning projects were followed by site identification and assessment, site qualification under the Smart Sites Program, existing business retention and expansion efforts, building reuse feasibility studies, and many other projects that leverage local dollars with county, …

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Caswell County, NC Economic Development Action Plan

Caswell County is working hard to reinvigorate its economy. Like many small, rural counties with persistent low income levels, it struggles to attract jobs that pay a better-than-average wage. Those new jobs are needed to increase tax base, which in turn will support improved government services, economic diversification to help weather recessions, and reduced out-commuting, …

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Zebulon Economic Development Work Plan and Existing Business Retention and Expansion Program

The Zebulon Chamber of Commerce engaged Creative EDC to develop a BRE program and outline an economic development work plan. The Chamber’s BRE Program has four goals: retain existing businesses, facilitate growth and expansion, enhance the business climate, and strengthen the community partnership with business. These four goals will be achieved through visitation and surveying …

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Greenville, NC Industrial Site Assessment

In order to attract companies to invest in Greenville and create quality jobs, the city needs an inventory of quality industrial sites. Greenville engaged Creative EDC to conduct a site analysis and advise the city on the best options for industrial property development. With the assistance of city staff, Creative EDC investigated a host of …

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Fayetteville

Creative EDC teamed with Fayetteville State University to complete a Regional Impact Analysis for Potential Future Reduction of Personnel at Fort Bragg and Recommendations for Economic Diversification in Cumberland, Hoke, and Harnett Counties. The study quantified the economic impact of potential changes in troop levels at Fort Bragg and developed recommendations to offset potential negative …

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Moore County, NC Economic Trends Analysis

Moore County Partners in Progress recently completed the 2020 Strategic Action Plan for Economic Development. It calls for economic diversification by attracting defense and military businesses, manufacturing, R&D and headquarters of golf and sports businesses, and expanding health care. Partners in Progress engaged Creative EDC to complete a trends analysis that would support implementation of …

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Recent CBOSS Projects

Creative Back Office Suite of Services, CBOSS, provides quick turnaround consulting services. In the last year we provided services to Mecklenburg County, Cleveland County, NC Southeast, Sampson County, Chester County, Triangle North, and Williamsburg. Projects have ranged from benchmarking to research for RFIs to surveys to information briefs.

Onward NRV Strategic Plan

The mission statement validated in the strategic plan for Onward NRV, the economic development organization for the New River Valley region in Virginia, is: “Attracting and retaining world-class jobs, investment, and talent to the New River Valley by marketing the region as a premier destination to live and do business.” The strategic plan has four …

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Elkin, NC Strategic Plan

Are you ALL IN FOR ELKIN? This was asked of hundreds of people at a kick-off event to launch a new revitalization effort in early 2017. Our answer was a loud “yes.” We are ALL IN for our hometown. Creative EDC donated half the cost of the strategic plan, facilitation of community focus groups, and …

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Craven County, NC Marketing Plan

The Craven 100 Alliance and Craven County Economic Development worked in partnership to create a marketing plan that will recruit new business and retain and grow existing businesses. They engaged Creative EDC to develop a marketing plan that addresses Craven County’s many target audiences. The marketing plan includes recommendations for materials, communications, website enhancements, social …

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Lancaster County, SC Strategic Plan

Lancaster County Department of Economic Development (LCDED) enhances the quality of life in Lancaster County by recruiting and retaining quality employers. The three-year strategic plan outlines goals that support that vision, aligning business and talent recruitment, retention, and development with the target clusters. The strategic planning process included a SWOT Analysis, economic and demographic data, …

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Alamance County, NC Small Business and Entrepreneur Assessment

The Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce launched an evaluation of the small business and entrepreneur (SB/E) ecosystem to assess whether there is an opportunity to increase start-ups and help grow small businesses. The evaluation resulted in an action plan for small business and entrepreneurship that fits with the Chamber’s mission to “stimulate economic vitality.” …

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Floyd County, VA Competitive Position Analysis

The Floyd County EDA engaged Creative Economic Development Consulting to develop strategies to reverse perceived economic barriers and turn them into positives. The result will be an action plan that takes those positives and uses them to enhance the EDA’s program of work and to build a marketing strategy. The project was divided into two …

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Board Retreat Facilitation

Creative EDC has facilitated board planning retreats for Greenville Area Development Corporation, Economic Development Authority of Amherst County, Dorchester County Economic Development, Downtown Durham, Greater Richmond Partnership and many others. The purpose of a retreat is typically to revisit the strategic plan, make course corrections if needed, and identify priorities for the coming year. Retreat …

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Creative EDC Officially Certified Holy Springs, NC and Amherst County, VA as Entrepreneur-Ready in 2017

Creative EDC officially certified Holy Springs, NC and Amherst County, VA as entrepreneur-ready in 2017. In the CEC® program, communities identify two entrepreneurship initiatives that will engage and support entrepreneurs. In order to be certified, the community must accomplish tasks outlined on a Score Card for each initiative. Both communities have a vision to create …

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