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Business and Economic Development

Business and Economic Development may not be a panacea for all the challenges facing local governments today but it certainly can help improve the quality of life of residents. Economic development is not purely quantitative. It is not just a measure of new jobs or of dollars of income generated but rather true economic development is qualitative change that transforms the local economy to make it more diverse and more resilient rather than just larger. It is a change that produces better jobs as well as more jobs. Good economic development policy incorporates community values - it is not growth for growth's sake. A good plan recognizes what is compatible with the community and avoids promoting excessive or unwelcomed development. Economic Development is not a quick fix and needs to start with a clear "vision" for the community and can be developed over a period of time using building blocks through various initiatives to work towards improving the overall sustainability of the community. Business economics is only one component of developing a complete sustainable community. A balanced, healthy economy is essential for community well-being. Let our firm help you assess your business and economic strengths and weaknesses and develop a business and economic strategy that connects with your other corporate strategies and initiatives in developing a vision for improving the quality of life in your community: