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

Economic Developers Council of Ontario

EDCO will provide leadership to enhance the professional development of its members; advance economic development as a profession and support our municipalities in fostering economic prosperity in the province of Ontario.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman is a private non-profit organization established by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. The Kauffman Foundation, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is among the largest private foundations in the United States.

Fort Bragg Regional Task Force

The Fort Bragg Regional Alliance represents eleven counties and 73 municipalities that are planning and preparing for the significant impact on its communities due to growth and other changes originating from Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 actions in and around Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base.

Fort Polk Progress

Fort Polk Progress, a regional organization focused on coordinating the efforts of the local communities, the State of Louisiana and the Louisiana Congressional delegation on supporting the Army, the mission at Fort Polk, and the quality of life for soldiers and families stationed in Louisiana. Fort Polk Progress is leading the Education Initiative, which aims to improve […]

Future Forward Workforce Alliance of Western North Carolina

Future Forward is a regional economic development initiative aimed at creating a comprehensive economic development strategy for twelve counties in the Western Piedmont and Mountains of North Carolina located in the 10th and 11th Congressional Districts.