We help communities, organizations and companies develop viable ideas for development. We believe that, for the outcome to be successful, the client must be actively involved throughout the process. Our role is to support with solid research and informed advice. Since 1984, we have developed experience in several key areas.
Dennis Knight, President of the company, has had over thirty years of professional experience as an Economic Development and Planning Practitioner in Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Provinces and Ontario.
Sample projects by category are: warehousing, freight forwarding and trucking (Analysis of Argentia Gulf Ferry Service Extension), retail market research (Town of Gander Retail Trade Area Analysis), specialty food products (Market Research, Wildberry Juice and Nutraceutical Tea) and funding and investment proposals (a range of development opportunities).
Sample projects by category are: economic development plans (fourteen plans both regional and local) and management plans (Arts and Cultural Centres Structural Review).
We have completed social/economic impact assessments (Trans Labrador Highway) and program evaluations (Provincial Fishplant Licensing Policy Review).
A wide range of public consultation programs have been implemented. We consider effective consultation and dialogue with stakeholder groups and the general public to be critical.
Representative projects are: province-wide consultation (Provincial Tourism Accommodations Needs and Product Development Strategies), regional consultation (Bay du Nord Wilderness Area), community consultation (Ramea Strategic Economic Plan) and Labour Force and community/industrial adjustment (Chair and support services to four Industrial Adjustment Service (IAS) Committees).