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Essem Strategies has always been committed to public service. That is why we offer our pro bono program to communities in need. We set aside time all year to give back to communities in need. We can typically accommodate two to four communities per year. Often, our work is used as the foundation for a full strategic plan or to serve as a catalyst for other opportunities.
We're interested in working in communities impacted by an economic or natural disaster. We are interested in projects that require no more than one week of intensive study followed by a report to the community in six to eight weeks. Our work typically focuses on:
Communities are only responsible for travel expenses associated with the site visit. Typical costs are in the range of $1,000 to $1,500 per professional and per visit. The value of our donated professional time can be documented and may be used towards a local match for various grant programs. To find out more, please email us.
With nearly 20 years of public and private sector experience, our team at Essem is committed to serving small communities and small businesses alike. We recognize that not everyone can have a full-time economic development or planning professional on hand - we're your ON DEMAND professional.
Our service includes a comprehensive consult to help identify gaps and opportunities, a comprehensive report that includes a project plan with timelines and milestones, a cost analysis, and a schedule.
Looking to add to or grow your team? We offer a confidential recruitment service to help you hire your next planning and economic professional. Contact us to learn more.
Your time and money are valuable and limited resources —that’s why when it comes to client selection, we’re choosy. We want to give each of you the time and guidance you deserve. Whether you’re seeking a strategic alliance with the right partner or a special skillset or tool, call us today. Together we’ll create and refine your plan for success. We didn’t get there alone. And neither will you.
Working with the Deep East Texas Regional Council of Governments, we developed a post-hurricane existing conditions analysis to assist the region in seeking funding to support its economic recovery
We assisted the Apalachee Regional Planning Commission of Florida with the development of a Disaster Assistance Recovery Portal to improve the connection to FEMA and other recovery/relief programs after Hurricane Michael.
After being impacted by 25 declared disasters since 2016, we performed a comprehensive review of local and regional plans and made recommendations for a CEDS Economic Resilience Program with its area Economic Development District.
Are you working with local governments, industry, or community groups? Adding Essem Strategies to your team gives you the added edge with access to certified planners and economic developers that others just don't have. You can be confident that our certified professionals will bring:
Contact us today to learn more.