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Economic Development Services

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Strategic Planning

Are your economic development strategies working?  ​The foundation of any economic development program is understanding what your community does best and how to leverage your competitive advantages. ​Our interactive, strategic planning process promotes community buy-in and coalition-building.

  • Community focus groups and SWOT interviews

  • Community visioning to develop a new vision, mission and goals

  • SWOT Analysis

  • Industry Cluster Analysis

  • Environmental Scans

  • Economic development attraction, retention, expansion and workforce strategies 

  • Action planning & communications plans

Economic and Workforce Development Marketing

The key to an effective marketing strategic plan is understanding your competitive advantages and targeting the right customer.  UMS offers the following:

  • Competitive analysis to understand your community's  or organization's value proposition and positioning

  • Business attraction strategies

  • Design comprehensive request for information (RFI) templates, proposal packages and marketing collateral

  • Create comprehensive marketing plans to promote economic and workforce development programs, industrial parks, properties and communities

  • Produce economic development and workforce development brochures

  • Build economic development and workforce development websites 

  • Produce marketing videos to promote economic development and workforce programs, sites and capital campaigns

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Community Development

Build a better quality of life that attracts talent and business. Quality of place has become an important factor in attracting talent and subsequently attracting business to your community.  UMS can provide project management services to lead complicated community development projects.

  • Community visioning, engagement and feedback

  • Grant writing to fund your projects

  • Project management

  • Place branding to enhance pride in place and to recruit and retain talent. 


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