It’s that time of year that brings reflection and projection…how was last year? What is in store for this year? This past year, we went through some redirection and focus in our consulting business. We changed our name from CDJ Consulting to Economic Development Data Services. Our focus changed from general local government consulting services to focusing on economic development services and our flagship product: the Business Assistance Recruitment Calculator (BARC).
We now have the only comprehensive database of tax and utility information on communities in the state of Ohio. One of our goals this year is to develop a system for accessing this information via one website and also finding investment to help construct the software and distribution system. From there we will concentrate the same for other states.
We also entered the website market via the City of Newton Falls, Ohio. They are also one of our BARC customers. I even had the opportunity to visit the City of Piqua, ride my bicycle through western Ohio and make a presentation to their downtown association to talk about downtowns, cycling and economic development.
We have provided economic development plans/scenarios for cities in Ohio (Newton Falls and Louisville) – primarily for towns in the Utica Shale area. We have also teamed up with Geneva Analytics and the Wise Economy Workshop in doing the same. It is proving to be providing some fortuitous partnerships.
We’ve worked at publishing a newsletter through Rapid E Marketing. You may be getting this. If you would like to be added to it, please let us know.
So, here’s to 2013 and may great things be in store for us all!
Peace to you all!©2012 Economic Development Data Services, Inc.