Areas of Expertise.


Ady Advantage has worked with a large number of utilities, including many with assets well in excess of $1 billion or more. We serve investor-owned utilities, public power utilities, and co-ops. We have provided economic development strategic planning, branding, marketing, industrial site re-use, LEDO capacity building, and many other services. Learn more about our Utility Economic Development Services.

Our firm’s experience in the economic development industry is extensive.


Ady Advantage has focused on helping its EDO and manufacturer clients develop sound talent strategies to address employee recruitment, retention and engagement issues. Our second book was the Talent Toolbox, and we’ve since expanded to offering a Talent Strategy platform to help EDOs wade through all the noise to develop programs that work. Learn more about our Talent Strategy Program.


One way of growing and diversifying your economy is by finding appropriate re-uses for industrial brownfield sites. Ady Advantage has helped successfully repurpose and market numerous such sites which take advantage of our research, site readiness, and marketing skills.


Ady Advantage has worked with numerous clients serving the defense industry and has conducted work on behalf of the Department of Defense and Office of Economic Adjustment on related topics.


We’ve worked with over 100 agribusiness companies in the past 10 years alone, and apply our understanding of this market to our EDOs who are trying to recruit agribusiness companies. We’ve presented on this topic to numerous ED associations and regions, and have published numerous articles on the topic as well.

Rural Economic Development.

We have always had a special place in our heart for rural economic development. The first book we published was the Rural Economic Development Toolbox, and we still dedicate a large focus of our practice to rural ED issues. We understand the unique challenges that less populated areas present, and have been successful in bringing solutions to this subsegment of the ED world.

For more articles, blogs and insight: Rural Economic Development




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