Our economic development practice is especially focused on working with micropolitan statistical areas – OMB designated labor markets centered on an urban cluster (urban area) with a population of at least
10,000 but fewer than 50,000 people.  As of 2021 there
are 542 micropolitans, including locations like Elk City, OK;
Rochelle, IL; Moberly, MO; and Sterling, CO.

Click here to see if your community a micropolitan.

We can assist micropolitans with the following:

  1. Strategic plan implementation
  2. Industrial park site analysis and recommendations
  3. Obtaining a “certified” site status, including rail site certification
  4. Marketing to industrial developers, site selectors, and targeted industries
  5. Incentive creation and negotiation
  6. Prospect host training