Strategic Plans & Plan Assessment

Current Projects:

  • NC Deparment of Commerce – Create the NC Economic Development Strategic Plan for the newly formed public/private partnership and the Governor’s Office.
  • Greater Asheville (NC) Airport – Create a strategic plan for the airport.
  • Northwest Arkansas Council – Perform a mid-course assessment of the Northwest Arkansas Five Year Strategic Plan.  This assessment will include numerous interviews, surveys, background economic report, and
    analysis of all projects and action items.
  • Guilford Tech Community College, Greensboro, NC – Create a strategic plan for the community college.
  • Southern Carolina Alliance ( 6 South Carolina Counties) – Review all strategicplanning documents and develop a strategic plan for the client
  • Durham (NC) City and County, NC – Assist with the economic development strategic plan, identify relevant reports, studies and trends, and coach the public management team.
  • ​Pitt County, NC – Assist leadership groups in aggregating and forming a new comprehensive economic development strategy.

Meeting and Process Facilitation

Current Projects:

  • Kettering Foundation (Through the SGA) – Provide outreach to chambers of commerce, economic development groups and workforce groups, leadership programs and youth leadership programs across the South to hold forums on the future of higher education.   Forums are scheduled in Virginia and Tennessee.
  • Delta Regional Authority – Promote reinventing workforce at community forums across the Delta region.

Organizational Assessments

Current Projects:

  • Harrison County, Mississippi (Gulfport & Biloxi) – Complete an organizational competitiveness review and make recommendations for funding options and future organizational structure.
  • Northeast (NC) Regional Partnership (12 Counties in NE NC) – Work with staff and leaders to develop a new organizational model and economic focus.

Workforce Development Assessments

Current Projects:

  • NC Department of Commerce – Working with theDivision of Workforce Solutions to facilitate the work of the Performance and Evaluation Taskforce.
  • Durham (NC) Workforce Demand-side Study – Study the demand-driven aspects of the workforce development needs of Durham to identify future employment trends, skills requirements and acceptable workforce employer systems.

Public Speaking

Current Projects:

  • Cary Chamber of Commerce – Create and present the annual “State of Cary” economic snapshot.
  • The Future of Workforce Development – Jackson, Mississippi- sponsored by the Federal Reserve – speaker
  • Global South Summit, Nashville Tennessee – Steering Committee, Moderator and Speaker
  • SC Economics Club
  • North Carolina New Schools
  • NC State Tourism Conference

Future Trend Analysis

Current Projects:

  • Durham (NC) Chamber of Commerce – Competitive Corners – Ongoing actionable intelligence products that provide the client with studies, trend analysis, economic forecasts and leadership training.
  • Piedmont Triad (NC) Partnership – Competitive Corners – Ongoing actionable intelligence products that provide the client with studies, trend analysis, economic forecasts and leadership training.

Leadership Development Assessment & Training

Current Projects:

  • Leadership SC
  • Leadership Cary – Cary, NC