Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Philosophy

Time and expertise have proven that investing in these values – investing in our clients – pays dividends:



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Client Catalogue

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Western Iowa Tech has a huge array of programs and services to assist people from all walks of life. Our faculty and staff are focused on making sure you have the resources you need for success.

Western Piedmont Council of Governments

The Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG) is a voluntary association of local governments organized in 1969 as a nonprofit group to provide long-range planning and technical assistance. Our organization is one of 17 regional councils in North Carolina formed under NC General Statutes 160A 470-478. Local governments eligible for WPCOG membership include Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties located in Western NC and the 24 cities and towns within those counties. Our mission statement is to “serve all local government members with professional, cost effective assistance on a variety of local, regional, state and federal issues and programs.”

William K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so […]

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

WEDC advances Wisconsin’s business climate.