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


TechSolve has helped organizations across various industries grow and thrive for more than 30 years. With a focus on process improvement, machining, and innovation, it helps businesses find long-term solutions and cultivate problem-solving cultures. It also tailors solutions that eliminates wasteful spending, increases productivity, and maximizes profits.

Texas Foundation for Innovative Community

ACCELERATING TEXAS INNOVATION, COMPETITIVENESS, AND JOBS GROWTH The Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities (TFIC) is an independent, non-partisan organization focused on identifying, advancing, and deploying the world’s best practices and policies for strategic economic growth, focused on high-performance innovation ecosystems. Economic growth is the most powerful tool for reducing poverty, reducing income inequality, and ensuring […]

Texoma Workforce Development Board

The Texoma Workforce Development Board is a volunteer board, which oversees the delivery of employment and training programs in the Texoma Workforce Development Area. Comprised of Cooke, Fannin and Grayson Counties, the Texoma Workforce Development Area covers 2,700 square miles and is home to more than 180,000 people.

The 7 Rivers Alliance

The 7 Rivers Alliance is a tri-state leadership council dedicated to regional economic growth by fostering collaboration in Southwest Wisconsin, Southeast Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa. The 7 Rivers Alliance brings together public and private resources to forge entrepreneurial growth and serves as a clearinghouse of vital information to enhance quality of life in the region.

The County of Erie, Pennsylvania

Erie County is a county jurisdiction located in northwest Pennsylvania. Erie County is bordered on the northeast by Chautauqua County, New York, on the east by Warren County, on the south by Crawford County, and on the west by Ashtabula County, Ohio. Directly north of the county is Lake Erie.