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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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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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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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Greenville, NC Industrial Site Assessment

In order to attract companies to invest in Greenville and create quality jobs, the city needed 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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Small Business Incentives Study Asheville, NC

Small businesses make up the majority of employment across the U.S., yet it is often overlooked in economic development incentive policies. The City of Asheville asked for a best practices review of the incentive policy and specifically how it supported small businesses.  We surveyed small businesses to identify needs and interviewed service providers to identify …

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South Carolina I-77 Alliance

Creative EDC facilitated a strategic plan and organizational structure for a new regional alliance in South Carolina. Chester, Fairfield, Richland and York Counties formed South Carolina I-77 Alliance to leverage the major transportation corridor that links their communities to the East Coast. The Alliance focused on marketing the region to target industry clusters shared by …

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