Economic Development

Cities rely on strong economic development strategies to build a foundation for future job creation, business development and economic growth.

The Economic Development team collaborates with cities to design and implement policies and programs for future growth. We help mayors develop long-term strategies and action plans to expand their economies. Our insights are based on city and market data and we focus on outputs which deliver real benefits, such as jobs and economic growth, which, in turn, can generate direct and indirect revenue opportunities. We achieve these outcomes by fostering startup ecosystems and business clusters, helping small businesses to grow and internationalize, expanding tourism economies, developing land and property and attracting and retaining national and international businesses.

Potential Services

  • Equitable economic growth strategies
  • City branding and tourism economy development
  • Business attraction and retention, and sector cluster growth
  • Land and property development and regeneration
  • Start-up programs and small business support
  • Job placement and workforce development