Category archive: Services

SSG is pleased to announce a new system that will help economic development or chamber of commerce orginations track projects and keep contact information and basic company data.  We desigend ED Lead Tracker with your organization in mind.   SSG has worked with over 450 organizations and we designed ED Lead Tracker based on comments…

“I wouldn’t hesitate to use Smart Solutions Group again for this type of assignment or recommend….the value you brought to the process outweighed the cost.”  Lisa Rivera Skubal, CEcD, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber. Smart Solutions Group will assist your organization with recruiting a new executive director providing the following consultation and services: Develop…

ED Organizational Business Plan

Sometimes an economic development organization is just not set up to succeed. Or maybe it is time to consider merging two or more organizations into one. Let us help you through the process. We know the questions to ask and when we have worked with over 400 organizations we have seen a lot of models….

Workforce Development

Will you have the skilled labor we will need 5 and 10 years from now?   Business executives and site consultants not only want to know if you have the skilled labor they need now but will the skilled labor be there in the long-term. The Strategic Roadmap is a comprehensive and inclusive process to…

Branding and Marketing

When people think of brands, they often think of logos or slogans. A brand is much more than a symbol. It reflects a much broader image. In the same way a brand helps companies communicate what a product or service stands for, it can help communicate the distinctive assets of a place, bringing together diverse parts…

Target Industry

We don’t know about you, but we find it humorous that so many of the communities in the United States pay to have a targeted industry study completed and it ends up being identical to about thousand other communities spread around the USA. While we understand there are only so many targeted industries and that…

Strategic Roadmap

 If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. Yes, that phrase has probably been over used, but there is a reason. It is spot on. Our planning process sets mutually agreeable goals, objectives and measurable outcomes that define the milestones and the success destination. We design strategies focused on…

SSG can do an overview of your organization and make recommendations on everything from funding, structure and board make-up. We have also facilitated several board training sessions for our clients. It is important that the board know their roles and responsibilities and sometimes it helps to have an outside expert to lead the discussion.

Kansas City Power and Light asked Smart Solutions Group to complete a study that would assist other communities in what works well for successful communities.  This report details the findings of a benchmark analysis of ten small to mid-sized economic development organizations in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas. The analysis provides insights and trends on…

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