Strategic Planning

How do you know where your EDO is going without a road map? Creative EDC facilitates strategic road maps, avoiding dead ends and potholes.

Our asset-based approach uses a thorough SWOT Analysis that is both qualitative and quantitative. We gain stakeholder and community input using a range of engagement technologies. We meet you and your community where you are and deliver action steps that are realistic and ready for implementation.

Engaging You Where You Are.  In-Person and Virtually. Using a Wide Range of Engagement Technologies.

  • Strategic Economic Development Plans – Vision, Goals, Strategies, and most important, Action Steps.
  • Action Planning – Focused short and mid-term plans for EDO’s
  • Competitive Analysis – How does your community compare to competitors in product, workforce, incentives, and business climate?
  • Site Selector Review – Creative EDC performs reviews of communities through the lens of a site selector.
  • Retreat Facilitation – Board retreats, planning sessions and local government workshops.
  • Target Industry & Supply Chain Analysis – Through our strategic partner, Applied Marketing, we can include a target industry analysis and supply chain map with the strategic plan. Make sure your recruitment program is focused on the right sectors and support relationships with existing businesses.
  • Strategic planning experience with small towns, counties, metro areas, regions, and utilities.

Creative Economic Development Consulting