Focusing on Micropolitans

The 550 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSA) in the United States are mightier than the micro implies.  They are smaller, more livable labor markets that often have infrastructure capacity and strong willingness to incentivize development.  Yet their economic development efforts haven’t paid off.

Our firm believes the lackluster performance is attributable to overly complex, expensive and irrelevant economic development plans that have three essential elements: they are long, they rehash 40 years of data, and they create goals but not actions.  In sum, they create binders to collect dust on shelves and reports that get filed and forgotten.

Our consulting services for Micropolitans is different.  It’s more than a “planning” exercise, it’s an opportunity for training, practice and implementation.  Think of it as the different between writing a playbook and training camp – the former a document (an object), the latter the first steps of a championship season (momentum).

If you’re ready to transform how you do economic development, then you may be ready for our firm’s assistance.

Micgrowpolitan™ is our signature economic development consulting service for Micropolitans. 

But it’s not for every Micropolitan.  It’s only for Micropolitans that:

  1. Want to grow (as opposed to those that hope to grow)
  2. Are willing to try a different approach to get different results
  3. Ready to make a commitment to taking action

If your Micropolitan meets these three criteria, then we can help you transform from a Micropolitan into a Micgrowpolitan™ that leverages it’s location and assets to successfully compete for and attract business investments, job creation and population growth?

Our Base Package of Services
Using an approach similar to the Toyer Framework® we’ll help you refresh or replace your current economic development plan with a foundation for growth and the readiness to take action.  Working with your community or economic development organization, we’ll customize a scope of work that fits your needs and your budget.  What’s the Toyer Framework®

Certification Available for High Performers
For those Micropolitans looking to gain the most competitive edge over their 500+ peers, we offer an expanded version of our service package that expands our evaluation of your community and includes comprehensive planning, mentoring, training and implementation support.  Micropolitans successfully completing key elements of this program have the opportunity to earn status as a Certified Micgrowpolitan™  and use the certification logo, participate in cooperative marketing and other unique opportunities.

Get Information About Certification

What are You Waiting for?  Take Action Now!
If your interested in earning Certified Micgrowpolitan™ status in 2019, please contact now as we only have 4 openings left for the certification program in 2019.  Request more information today to get started.

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