Ady Advantage has the ability to step in and immediately understand the current trends, issues and client results in these subsectors.


ERural Economic Development Toolboxconomic Development Organizations

We pay particular attention to the needs of rural EDOs. Why? Because they often are faced with needing to do more with less. If we can build a successful ED strategy for a region with a few thousand people, imagine what we can do in a more populated area.

We wrote the book on that!

Contact Janet Ady at [email protected] or call 608.663.9218.




This is a sector where we have deep experience, and not just because we like a little artisan cheese now and then (which we do). We believe agribusiness is a perennial driver of our economy, and we help regions as well as manufacturers derive strategies that position them for growth in this space. 

Agribusiness is one of those industries that chugs along in the background of many regional economies. Some EDOs are taking time during this economic recovery to build (or rebuild) their agribusinesses to help strengthen their economies going forward. This is an area where Ady Voltedge is an inch wide and a mile deep. We work with EDOs as well as agribusinesses looking to expand or relocate.

Consider the following projects that Ady Advantage is has worked on:

  • Created a strategic plan to rebuild an agribusiness infrastructure for a nine-county region
  • Integrated “buy local” initiatives, kitchen incubators, farmers markets/green markets to help spur start-up food businesses
  • Determined the best path for a family farm to add value products to its operation – including product mix, pricing, branding, distribution, and plant layout.

Taking a look at the often overlooked opportunities might provide your region with an economic engine to help stabilize your economy in both good times and bad.

For more information on Ady’s experience in value-added ag, contact Janet Ady at [email protected] to find out how we can help you.




Representative regions we’ve worked with: