What We Do

What we do is as wide-ranging as our skillsets and our experience. The simplest way to figure out exactly how we can help is to drop us a line or send us an email. (You can find our contact information here.)

Our core strength is economomic development. We have extensive experience with feasibility studies, and financial packaging for businesses and non-profits alike. We’ve done work with downtown co-working spaces to butcher shops nestled in the Vermont hills. Read about some of our Economic Development projects here. 

Additionally, we’re regionally know for working on downtown revitalization and business recruitment projects with municipalities and non-profit developers. With clients ranging from Ben and Jerry’s to Mascoma Bank, we’ve seen it all. Read about some of our many recruitment successes here. 

If you need fundraising to enable your planning or research, we can help with that too. CI has raised millions of dollars for development projects in the area, from Windsor to Springfield. Read about our fundraising successes here. 

Are you in need of policy research and analysis? CI has researched and crafted development charters for small towns, studied the effectiveness of city services, and provided independent assessements of various development projects and programs. Read more about our Policy Research and Analysis here. 

And lastly, if you need help managing non-profits, we’ve done that too. Read here about how, as president, Jill Michaels took the Vermont Environmental Consortium to the next level.