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Advisory Services

The work of turning around distressed communities or stimulating new economic activity is daunting. When challenges and distractions present themselves, it is often cumbersome to determine the best strategy for addressing a community’s unique issues, and connecting the dots between existing resources in order to reach your end goal.  The APDS team understands these challenges and is experienced in providing the solutions you need despite the complexity of your problems.  Our advisory services will help you go from concept to completion. We provide evaluation, advice, planning, training, information, support, and resources that help our clients achieve the outcomes they desire. Our team develops tailored approaches for each client based upon market realities and best practices not textbook hypothesis. 


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Economic Development Strategies

APDS is a national leader in developing strategies to stimulate growth and economic vitality. We have worked in cities and counties nationwide to implement approaches that accentuate inherent advantages and assets in order to create new economic strength. 

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Studies & Market Assessment

APDS studies and market assessment services are critical to identifying opportunities and helping clients gain a real-time assessment of economic conditions, infrastructure, workforce, and other key attributes that serve as a benchmark. 


Technical Assistance & Training

APDS provides onsite technical assistance and training on various housing industry programs and economic strategies. By sharing expertise and tools, we address the needs and build the capabilities of our clients. We build the knowledge and improve the capacity of local organizations.  


Project & Initiative Design

The expertise of APDS staff can simplify the complexities associated with project design, enhance readiness for subsequent management, and improve our clients’ ability to measure program performance.


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