Strategic Planning Cases

Louisiana Economic Development: Development Ready Communities Program

As an LDRC consultant, we facilitated strategic community and economic development plans for the cities of Slidell, Bastrop, Baker, Patterson and Hammond through this Louisiana Economic Development program that prepares communities for economic growth and competitiveness.   Additional work includes communications via social media and email, website content and maintenance, and survey development and analysis on various aspects of the program.

Strategic Community and Economic Development Plan: St. Landry Parish Economic Development

Facilitated and developed a strategic economic development plan for St. Landry Parish, a community of 80,000 persons in southwest Louisiana.  Components included a consultant windshield tour, economic base analysis, company executive interviews, mission, community visions, and formulation of goals and strategic actions for St. Landry Economic Development to implement over the next 5 years.

Morehouse Economic Development Corporation

Co-facilitated a strategic economic development plan including a marketing strategy in conjunction with Developmental Consulting Inc.    The process included community assessment, economic and cluster analysis, community visioning, survey design, personal interviews with stakeholders and the development of a 5-year plan for growth and competitiveness.

Louisiana Technology Council

Facilitated a workshop with technology company members of the statewide council including visioning, determining priorities, development of strategic goals and actions, and timeline resulting in a comprehensive strategic plan for the organization.

Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana

A community assessment, target industry study, site analysis and strategic marketing plan in conjunction with Lockwood Greene and Taimerica Management Company for the deepwater port in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Joplin Missouri Area Chamber of Commerce

Part of a team that conducted an in-depth assessment and development of a target industry study for the Joplin, Missouri area including economic base analysis, one-on-one interviews and online surveying of businesses, public officials and civic leaders, as well as analysis of potential industries.  We also developed a new regional website to attract the target industries.

USDA TAA Fisheries Business Plan Coaching

Guided 46 fisherman through the development of a business plan to expand growth opportunities through marketing their seafood products using multiple distribution channels, cutting costs through investment in gear and other technology, and managing their financials.   Clients rated my work as very highly satisfactory and that I challenged them to complete a better plan and improve their situation.