McQuade Economic Growth Advisors was created to leverage my knowledge of global market dynamics, experience, and values to guide your economic development organization and community on its journey to prosperity.
A confluence of geopolitical and demographic events have made it more difficult than ever to win in economic development. Good industrial sites with strong infrastructure are in low supply. Finding talent in most industry sectors is a challenge. Your asset base and story must include real value in areas like sustainability and DE&I. Your location must not only develop product to maintain and recruit companies, but also to attract talent.
At Columbus 2020 and One Columbus, I had the privilege of collaborating with great partners and leading teams to implement one of the most successful regional economic development strategies ever, resulting in a new trajectory for the entire State of Ohio with Intel's $20 billion "Silicon Heartland" campus now under construction.
My philosophy in economic development is straightforward:
The greatest force for change in a person's life is a good job.
Communities grow good jobs with great economic development organizations.
Great economic development organizations are ignited by collaboration, vision and strategy.
My areas of expertise and the values that drive my work are detailed below. I'd be honored to help your organization and community unlock its best future.
Areas of Economic Development Expertise
Our research combined with your community's ambition set a clear vision that lays out the destination. Vision guides the strategy. Strategy chooses action. Action leads to success.
Target Industry Analysis
Key Performance Indicators
Marketing and Sales
Branding and Marketing
Existing Industry Outreach
Business Attraction Programming