Burkhardt Economic Development Consulting is ready to accelerate your economic development program. We start by carefully listening to your needs and opportunities, and then crafting a response that you will be able to put into action. We believe in building our recommendations around the basics of economic development:
- Vision: A successful economic development initiative must be in tune with an articulated expression of what the community has determined it wants to become.
- Focus on primary jobs: We are careful not to confuse economic development with economic activity. Economic development must start with attention to the attraction and retention of quality primary jobs.
- Regional approach: Employers are not concerned with jurisdictional boundaries. They will assess areas based on a laborshed–that area from which they can attract and retain the talent that assure their success. Community parochialism is a huge detriment to economic development success.
We look forward to working with you and your team. Let us assist you as you continue to pursue economic opportunity for your residents.