ADE Success Stories

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Looking for real-world solutions to real-world problems? We're your team. ADE's mission is clear-cut: to prepare clients to thrive amidst fast-changing political, economic and policy environments. Our outcomes speak for themselves. Check out our success stories to learn more about the ADE approach to achieving sustainable prosperity.

Shifting the Economic Paradigm: Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan

Working closely with the project Steering Committee, ADE and its subconsultant CSU Chico, Center for Economic Development facilitated a highly interactive planning process to create the Basin's first regional Prosperity Plan. ADE and CED's analytic, networking and engagement skills helped bring together hundreds of community leaders, agency representatives and residents to develop a bottom up economic strategy, and to identify champions, partners and resources for implementation. Read More…

On Becoming a City: West Sacramento Grant Services

With limited resources, the City of West Sacramento initiated a program of seeking grant funds for its priorities, contracting with ADE to provide assistance. ADE has developed a very successful multi-year grant program for the City, preparing 46 funded grants as of January 2011 and bringing $71 million and counting to the City and its partners to address West Sacramento's goals. Read More…

Crafting a United Vision: Atascadero Economic Development Strategy

ADE worked with the City of Atascadero to design an extensive public involvement program that included a community leadership assessment, focus groups, a household survey, a community forum and a series of televised meetings with the City Council. Read More…

A Hard-Won Victory: Newport Beach General Plan Update

ADE conducted studies of Newport Beach's retail centers, its tourism and lodging market, and job development opportunities to assist the City and the general plan consultant in developing scenarios of potential change in commercial and residential districts throughout the City. Read More…

Fresh Thinking: Cerritos Economic Development Strategic Plan

The Cerritos Economic Development Strategic Plan presented a unique opportunity in that the City already had a very forward thinking approach to economic development that helped create a thriving business base and strong fiscal position. However, the pending expiration of the City's redevelopment districts and emerging competition from surrounding communities necessitated some new thinking and new approaches. Read More…

San Joaquin Valley Regional Industry Cluster Action Plan

Applied Development Economics has completed a Major Cluster Analysis and Action Plan for the San Joaquin Valley.

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