1204, 2021

Is Your Company Leaving Money on the Table?

By |April 12th, 2021|

Inflationary pressures make this question more than a “gut check.” Rising supply chain costs – if you can even find the inputs you require – are all too real. Vendors are tightening payment standards; interest rates are on the move upward; and federal stimulus is only making matters more frenzied. So, if your company was offered cash at 3.5% interest, fixed for 10 years, subordinate to others in your capital stack and thus effectively [...]

1102, 2021

3 Steps to Successfully Approach Workforce Attraction

By |February 11th, 2021|

Companies recognize that today’s front on the war for economic development is talent retention and recruitment and have decided to make this core to its strategic pursuits.  Laying important foundations to address the gap between job growth and available workers is key to taking the next step in your growth initiatives. Below are 3 steps on how to successfully approach a workforce attraction initiative.  1 - Workforce Analytics Uncover key intelligence that will (1) [...]

2501, 2021

Economic Outlook for 2021

By |January 25th, 2021|

“Rubbing the Crystal Ball”2020 was a challenging year that most of us would prefer to put in the rear-view mirror.  Economic development in Washington County, however, continued to be strong.  Significant development projects in 2020 added 103 new jobs and resulted in more than $29,169,837 in new capital investment.View Top Projects in 2020 West Bend Office/HotelPartnered with Washington Co. and the City of West Bend to leverage US EPA grant funding for a [...]

712, 2020

Building Incentives into Your Capital Stack

By |December 7th, 2020|

“Wow, you don’t know what you don’t know!” commented one CFO after we just fleshed out how select incentives could accelerate CapEx he had planned.  My response, “But, now you do.” Here are five steps you can take to remove complexity and navigate to an effective package. Step 1 – Shift Your Thinking  Savvy businesses and communities recognize that incentives will never “make the deal.”  Incentives instead represent a community’s strategic investment into [...]

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