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of clients say we meet or exceed expectations

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of clients every year are repeat customers

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 Smart Sites Program

ElectriCites engaged Creative EDC to develop and implement a shovel-ready site qualification program. Smart Sites, or S2, qualifies a site as ready for development through a series of due diligence steps and community analysis. The first cities in the Smart Sites program were Tarboro, Statesville, and Wilson. ElectriCities continued the program with two more site …

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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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Catawba County EDC Spec Building Study

The Catawba County spec building program was part of the “Building for Jobs” strategic plan that placed most of the risk on the developer and offsets that risk for up to three years using local (City/County) assistance. With the sale of the first spec building, the EDC was ready to continue implementation of the spec …

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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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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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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 is 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 phases. …

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Executive Searches

Creative EDC has supported executive searches in Greenville, Wilkes County, the City of Burlington, Greenville Utilities Commission, Transylvania County, and Lee County North Carolina. Our services included developing the Ideal Candidate Profile, identifying candidates, developing evaluation tools, and facilitating the search committee’s selection process.

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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Amherst County Economic Development Strategic Plan

One Amherst, the vision for the strategic plan, brings together the whole community working in unison to create a stronger economy. Over 600 Amherst County citizens participated in the strategic plan. Amherst County is focusing on five initiatives: branding, space for business to grow, small business and entrepreneur development, education and workforce development, and leadership …

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Economic Development Strategic Plan and Board Retreats for Transylvania County, NC

Since completion of the strategic plan in 2014, Creative EDC has facilitated annual retreats to update strategies and make course corrections. The Alliance has focused on product development, completing a new spec building in 2018. In 2014, Creative EDC was engaged to provide organizational development services to the re-structured Transylvania Partnership. Over the next six …

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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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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. In one example, the focus of the Greenville Area Development Corporation  2020 Board of Directors planning retreat was to gain consensus on program of work priorities …

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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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Abbeville County Economic Development Strategic Plan

UPDATE: Abbeville County and partners surpass goal raising funds to provide scholarships to every high school graduate to the technical college. Read case study here. Abbeville County, SC is a beautiful place full of caring people who want to see it grow. The economic development strategic plan captures that passion and focuses it on strategies …

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Alexander County Certified Industrial Building

The recently completed Alexander Railroad Shell Building has become the first “Certified” building in North Carolina. The Certified Industrial Building Program consists of a review by technical experts and includes a property condition assessment, environmental site assessment, title search, site selector review, and market area information. Developed by Creative Economic Development Consulting and ECS, Ltd., …

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