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Janet Ady, President & CEO

Paul Hampton, Executive Vice President 





As I See It: Economic Development Is Business Development

By Janet Ady, President/CEO Ady Voltedge   


I recently had the opportunity to talk to some of the country's leading site selectors for a project. One of the comments that really struck me had to do with the new role of today's economic developers. 


Imagine you are the head economic developer for a good-sized region in the U.S. You might well be a CEcD with twenty or more years' experience under your belt. A site selector comes calling with a big, potential project. He can't tell you the name of the company, as usual, but you know it's a significant capital investment, a large number of jobs, and high average wages. (click to read more)


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Ady Voltedge serves two distinct but complementary audiences. We provide economic development organizations (EDOs) with strategy, positioning, branding and related marketing implementation services. We provide expanding and relocating companies with location strategy services, from workplace and workflow strategy through site selection, real estate and portfolio optimization, and project management.


Our client and service mix is intentional and benefits both our EDO clients and our corporate clients. Our work with corporate clients helps ensure that our recommendations to EDOs for retaining, expanding and attracting businesses are practical and effective. Our work with EDOs helps ensure that our knowledge of locational assets is current and in-depth.


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