The world of economic development consulting from research and positioning through branding and marketing implementation continues to change. As always, our job at Ady Voltedge is to help make your job easier and get results. We hope you find value in these articles we've written and look forward to hearing your feedback. We are here to help.


Janet Ady, President & CEO



AS I SEE IT: Destination-Based Economic Development By Janet Ady, President/CEO Ady Voltedge 


Are you in one of those communities where the in-season population is several orders of magnitude greater than the year-round population? Or where everyone seems to know your community because they've vacationed there or gone to meetings there, but nobody seems to associate your community with the business and industry there beyond tourism and retail? (read more



"Top States for Doing Business" - Perception vs. Reality 


When does perception line up perfectly with reality? Rarely. Andy Shapiro, commenting on Area Development's "top states for doing business", wonders out loud if the top states aren't just better marketers. Why? Because looking objectively at some of these state's location criteria suggests they are not even in the Top 25 of states, at least on some important measures. (read more)



We have white papers on the following topics: Site Optimization, Target Industries: A Key Element in Your Economic Development Strategy and Search Engine Optimization for Economic Development OrganizationInterested in continuing the conversation? Contact Janet Ady at 608.663.9218 

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Ady Voltedge Services


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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