Author archive: csmith

The Night Before a Prospect Visit ‘Twas the night before a Prospect Visit, when all through the town Not a person was stirring, not even a city councilperson’s gown. The incentives were all written with care, In hopes that a business soon would be there. The city leaders were nestled all snug in their beds,…

SSG will present their services to the KCP&L Local Partners.  KCP&L, serves the Kansas City Metro and areas in Missouri in and Kansas.  SSG has developed several useful services that KCP&L felt should be presented to their local community economic development organization.  SSG will present information about our Skills Ready Suite, EDashboard, Strategic Planning, and…

When Ameren wanted to do some research on their service area they asked SSG to assist in gathering and presenting pertinent information about their service area.  Ameren serves a big share of Illinois and Missouri.  They are reviewing their growth areas and trying to identify where there future resources should be spent to better prepare…

Warren County Economic Development Corp had decided to proceed with a new website.  A part of the website was to include economic indicators of Warren County.  They turned to us and our EDashboard product.     We encourage our clients to measure local data.  Everyone can get the broad demographic data, but no one has easy access…

Smart Solutions Group is completing a nationwide search to fill the opening of President/CEO for the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County.   For more details, click here to see the job description.

We are pleased to announce that the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County has hired SSG to conduct the search for a new President/CEO.  Decatur is facing an exciting future with the development of one of the premier transportation hubs in the country.  Truly a one-of-a-kind find.  Decatur’s metro area population is close…

We are pleased to announce that NGAGE has hired a new Executive Director.  Smart Solutions Group is proud to have played a role in helping the organization find the right candidates to interview.  It was our second time to complete a search for NGAGE.  Smart Solutions Group understands economic development and the importance of finding…

Congratulations to our newest regional group that is using the powerful www.evisthrive.com!  Can’t wait to see where this community is a year from now with building their entrepreneurial efforts!   Click here to see Ignite Quad Cities in the news.

Day 140:  What are the key steps to selling?  If you have read my earlier posts you know we want you to look at your community as a product.  As a product, selling your community is really not any different that selling software.  But, I will grant you it can be a little harder.  The…

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance has asked Smart Solutions Group to assist them in a search for a very important position in their organization. DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS RETENTION The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber seeks candidates passionate and skilled in helping businesses become more successful in the Cedar Valley economic area to become our…

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