Our valuable relationships with firms increases our ability to provide regional and global expertise on projects ranging from:

• Transportation Planning • Architectural Design
• Multinational Consulting • Academia

For clients, our qualified partnerships mean that we consult industry experts as your project evolves!

Partner Catalogue

Blane, Canada Ltd.
Formed in 1983, Blane, Canada Ltd. is an economic development management-advisory firm that exists to assist clients in realizing their community’s potential. We equip leaders with customized research and tools to understand their business environment and provide a framework for action. Our work focuses on four distinct yet connected areas: 1) Proprietary, industry-leading software Synchronist […]

Entreworks Consulting
Based in Arlington, VA, EntreWorks Consulting is an economic development consulting and policy development firm focused on helping communities, businesses, and organizations achieve their entrepreneurial potential. EntreWorks works with a diverse base of clients including state and local governments, Chambers of Commerce, business leaders, educational institutions, and non-profits. Since its founding, EntreWorks has worked with customers in forty states and overseas.

Institute for Decision Making
IDM’s Iowa focus: community economic development, applied research, and practical planning, technical assistance, and group decision making. Since 1987, our professional, hands-on staff has guided and advised more than 700 communities and local development groups across our state. The Institute for Decision Making at the University of Northern Iowa and is a valued economic development partner throughout Iowa and beyond.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) works with small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. The nationwide network provides a variety of services, from innovation strategies to process improvements to green manufacturing. MEP also works with partners at the state and federal levels on programs that put manufacturers in position to develop new customers, expand into new markets and create new products.

National Skills Coalition
Jobs that require skills training are the backbone of our economy. National Skills Coalition (NSC) fights for a national commitment to inclusive, high-quality skills training so that more people have access to a better life, and more local businesses see sustained growth. Since 2000, through expert analysis and technical assistance, broad-based organizing, targeted advocacy, and cutting-edge communications, […]