Community Strong Strategies (CSS) utilizes proven business and economic development principles with approachable community engagement and outreach methods.
After considerable outreach and feedback, we explore the solutions and create a strategy with the community on delivering your vision with measurable outcomes.
Many community engagement projects fail because they are not led by the community. At CSS the traditional top-down approach is replaced with a community-driven engagement process with a strong focus on providing the necessary tools and information to inform the decision-making process with a focus on equitable (community) economic development.
We are economic development and non-profit thought leaders with expertise in business attraction and retention efforts, project development and management of new and creative ways to market your community or organization. And we do not shy away from tough conversations -- in fact, we believe transparency and communication are the keys to successfully driving change.
Our approach is to engage with community leaders, stakeholders, and government staff to understand where there are opportunities for improvement and solutions. By having open dialogue with all parties, listening and engaging with the community on viable solutions, we then identify the vision and work towards developing a feasible plan with step-by-step actions, milestones, and measurable outcomes.