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Commission Meeting

February 16, 2011

Who We Are 

AE’s leaders are economic development and site selection practitioners with more than 65 years of experience AE builds economic development success through in-depth collaboration with stakeholders AE knows the marketplace, the opportunities, and industry location requirements AE creates innovative economic development and marketing strategies – with implementable action items Strong project management teams with subject matter experts in corporate site selection and economic development AE is not just a contractor, but a long-term partner with clients

Project Team Over 20 years experience in economic, workforce development and site selection  Prior to forming AE, was VP of Economic Development for the Greater Austin Chamber  Widely regarded as chief architect in establishment of Austin as high tech center 

Angelos Angelou Principal Executive Officer

Steve Vierck President of Economic Development

Carrie Yeats Vice President of Economic Development

Strategy Development

Project Executive

Experience managing a range of ED projects with an emphasis on economic development benchmarking and marketing  Six years of economic development experience in Alabama and Lubbock, Texas 

Project Manager

Key researcher in areas of economic assessments and targeting  Previously, served as Director of Research & Strategic Development for Orasi, an economic development consulting firm in Fort Worth, Texas, where he was involved in the creation of multiple TIFs and crafted incentive policies for numerous cities and EDCs 

Michael Hennig Associate Project Manager

Over 26 years as an economic and workforce development practitioner Director of both Arizona Department of Commerce and Greater Phoenix business attraction/expansion services Recognized as a leader in innovative marketing approaches

Research Analyst

Project Process Overview 1

Project Set Up and Stakeholder Engagement

Form steering committee, develop project website, collect stakeholder input through interviews, focus groups, and business survey


Economic and SWOT Analysis

Collect and analyze baseline economic, demographic, and workforce data, map assets, identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats


Target Industry Analysis

Identify target industry sectors to match between assets and site selection requirements, conduct reverse site selection, identify needed workforce skills, provide prospect lists


Organizational Assessment

Review existing retention, recruitment, and marketing strategies, conduct organizational analysis


Action/Marketing Strategy and Implementation

Develop actionable strategies, marketing strategy and calendar, create implementation matrix, provide performance metrics


Phase 1 Project Set Up and Stakeholder Engagement Phase 2 Economic and SWOT Analysis Phase 3 Target Industry Analysis

2011 JAN







Trip 1 

Trip 2

Trip 3 Phase 4 Organizational Assessment Phase 5 Action/Marketing Strategy and Final Recommendations

Trip 4

Trip 5


Immediate Next Steps: Stakeholder Input Process Objectives: Clarify vision, identify economic opportunities and challenges 

Steering Committee Visioning Workshop

Focus Groups/Interviews

Young Professionals

Workforce Development and Education

Business Community

Survey and Website Kickoff

Discussion: Beginning to Craft a Vision 

What are the most important project needs? What will constitute a successful project? What are your short term goals for the city? What do you think Winter Haven’s economy should look like in 10 years?

Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges 

What industry sectors (new/existing) should we focus upon? What local/regional opportunities exist? What are the greatest barriers to economic development?

Next Steps: You Can Help 

“Champion” the project

Visit the project website: 

Take the business survey

PH: 512-225-9322 FAX: 512-225-9283

PROPOSAL: Economic Development Strategic Plan for the Tucson Region.


thank you

AngelouEconomics 8121 Bee Caves Road Austin, Texas 78746

Economic Development Presentation - City Commission February 16, 2011  

Presentation by Angelou Economics to the City Commission on February 16, 2011.

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