As I See It: BRE Is Often the Unsung Hero in Local Economic Development


For all the glamour and excitement of business recruitment (anybody interested in a Boeing 777x plant, promising billions in investment and thousands of good-paying jobs?), the reality is that most economic development successes come from a strong Business Retention and Expansion program.



We've had the opportunity to work with hundreds of EDOs of all sizes, and have a few best practices to share with you as you work to develop or improve your own BRE program. (read more)



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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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