EDDS … evolving

A funny thing happened while talking with a mayor and council member – a potential new client community, with a new associate, Ken Harsch, in tow. We were having a terrific discussion about zoning ordinances and economic development over a table with a wellhead area map laminated onto the top of the table. As the conversation was heading toward its conclusion, Ken began to ask about the map on the table. I knew that Ken has a background in environmental studies but did not realize all that he knew about wellhead protection plans.

The next thing I knew, they wanted a proposal on creating a wellhead protection plan. So, not only is EDDS involved in community planning issues, we are now able to offer environmental services: Phase 1 and Phase 2 studies, Wellhead protections plans and wetlands delineations. To take things a step further, we will be announcing the addition of another associate who will be providing Community Emergency Response Plan assistance for communities. The EDDS approach goes beyond fire/EMS and police emergency planning. We integrate emergency planning with all departments in the community.

Another exciting development is the recently formed, soon to be named consortium with John Barkan & Associates and Emerald Environmental. John Barkan offers personnel services including labor-management negotiating. Emerald Environmental offers specialized environmental services including site remediation, VAP and brownfield redevelopment strategies RCRA, CAA, SARA, CWA, SDWA and TSCA evaluation and compliance, waste minimization and reuse programs, wastewater / groundwater / soil sampling and assessments www.emerald-environmental.com .

This consortium creates a “one stop” community administration/management shop.  The integration of our respective companies allows you to make one phone call and have a variety of service solutions for administrative and management problems and/or challenges. Give me a call at 330-541-3128 or email at cbowman@econdevdataservices.com and we can talk about whatever your agency is facing.

See our website at www.econdevdataservices.com

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About Economic Development Data Services, Inc.

EDDS is a company focused on providing effective, efficient solutions for local governments in the areas of community and economic development and strategic planning. We offer the BARC - Business Assistance Recruitment Calculator - tool and website solutions in developing economic development websites. Our new website is www.econdevdataservices.com
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