In a hyper-connected world,
sound economic development programs
are more critical than ever.
Today, competition can come from anywhere – across town, across the country or around the world. Old world advantages have disappeared, yet, many new differentiators are available to be implemented by all.
Count on Millier Dickinson Blais to guide you through the new frontier of economic development.
Strategic planning for economic development
We work with clients to establish a shared vision for the future of their community and identify aggressive, yet attainable objectives.
Market and sector-based analysis
Our market research and analysis help identify competitiveness issues and establish the priorities that strengthen your position in the market.
Strategic positioning and promotional marketing for investment attraction
Today, cutting through the noise to get your message noticed is tougher than ever. But it’s a critical factor for investment attraction. We’ll ensure that your organization’s existing talents and resources are ‘front of mind’ for your target market.
Economic development project management
When we look after project management and implementation, you can spend more time in front of key prospects, clients and stakeholders. We use our broad network of contacts to create interest in your product. Our team members aren’t just analysts – they’re hands-on practitioners with a track record of successful project management.
Strategic planning for tourism
Tourism is an extremely competitive landscape. Successful communities have a strong understanding of their positioning, how to use their competitive advantages and how to work around their disadvantages. In economic development, tourism has become a leading indicator of change, the veritable canary in a coal mine.
We can provide independent evaluations to measure the success of your economic development services programs, with recommendations on how to maximize your investment in people and project delivery.
We have worked with communities to establish the organizational structure of new economic development offices and helped them to make decisions on internal vs. external services delivery models.
Technology transfer and university-based economic development strategies
Our team has a history of working with universities and colleges to apply theoretical technology and research in the commercial environment, leveraging positive community impacts in the process.
Economic development public policy analysis and development
Millier Dickinson Blais’ team members have played key roles in the development, implementation and analysis of public policy to support economic development.