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Representative Projects

EDP Best Practices, LLC is proud to have provided a variety of Economic Development services to Municipalities and Economic Development Organizations all over Texas.  Following is a representative list of current or recent projects. 

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MARKETING & PROMOTION

Sites & Buildings Summary

  • Scope:  Prepare a document showing all available commercial land sites and / or buildings on an aerial map and providing contact information and brief facts for each property.
  • Client: Runaway Bay-EDC – Jim Patterson, Chair
  • Client: Cross Roads-MDD – Becky Ross, Town Administrator
  • Client: Jacksboro-EDC – Lynda Pack, Executive Director
  • Client: Colleyville-CMO – Jennifer Fadden, City Manager
  • Client: Alvarado-ED – Emile Moline, Director of E.D.
  • Client: Lake Worth-CMO – Stacey Almond, City Manager
  • Client: Aubrey-MDD – Mark Kaiser, City Manager

Site / Building Marketing Flyers

  • Scope: Prepare a single-page marketing flyer for website placement and distribution at events and in the office.
  • Client: Bridgeport-EDC – Kevin Holzbog, Executive Director
  • Client: Jacksboro-EDC – Lynda Pack, Executive Director
  • Client: Richmond-ED – Rob Tobias, Director of Economic Development
  • Client: Fairfield-EDC – David Fowler, President
  • Client: Pilot Point-EDC – Amanda Davenport, Executive Director
  • Client: Cross Roads-MDD – Becky Ross, Town Administrator
  • Client: Corsicana-ED – Scott Jones, Economic Development Director
  • Client: Justin-CDC – Shani Bradshaw, EDC / CDC Executive Director

Site Documentation & Analysis

  • Scope: Prepare a report summarizing all development aspects of a property including mapping and technical data.
  • Client: Devine-CMO – Joe Ramos, City Administrator.  Prepared site due-diligence information, location maps, and marketing information for 43 acres owned by the City along I-35.
  • Client: Lake Worth-CMO – Stacey Almond, City Manager.  Prepare summary report on a 30 acre property critical to the City’s future.
  • Client: Corsicana-ED – Scott Jones, Economic Development Director.  Prepare summary reports for two Industrial Parks.
  • Client: Groesbeck-EDC – TK Presley, Executive Director

Traffic Count Report

  • Scope: Contract for third-party, 24-hr, directional and two-way, 15 minute increment and AM / PM Peak-Hour counts to be taken at desired locations and summarize the results in a report format with counts location map and data matrix. 
  • Client: Lake Worth-EDC – Stacey Almond, City Manager
  • Client: Pilot Point-EDC – Amanda Davenport, Executive Director
  • Client: Celina-EDC (2) – Corbett Howard, Executive Director
  • Client: Bartonville-CDC (3) – Tammy Dixon, CDC Board / Town Secretary
  • Client: Kaufman-EDC – Lee Ayres, Executive Director
  • Client: Sherman-EDC – Scott Connell, President
  • Client: Cross Roads-MDD (3) – Becky Ross, Town Administrator
  • Client: Northlake-CMO – Drew Corn, Town Administrator
  • Client: Justin-CDC (2) – Shani Bradshaw, EDC / CDC Executive Director
  • Client: Colleyville-CMO – Jennifer Fadden, City Manager

Marketing / Event Flyer Preparation

  • Scope: Prepare a two-sided marketing flyer for distribution at events and in the office.
  • Client: Metroport Chamber of Commerce, TX  (Representing Argyle, Haslet, Justin, Northlake, Roanoke, Trophy Club, and Westlake) – Sally Aldridge, COC President

Branded Data Set Preparation

  • Scope: Prepare branded pages of data important for marketing the region.
  • Client: Metroport Chamber of Commerce, TX  (Representing Argyle, Haslet, Justin, Northlake, Roanoke, Trophy Club, and Westlake) – Sally Aldridge, COC President

 Excel Data Summary

  • Scope: Prepare Excel document utilizing multiple worksheets to document marketing data for the community.
  • Client: Fairfield-EDC – David Fowler, President
  • Client: Pilot Point-EDC – Amanda Davenport, Executive Director
  • Client: Jacksboro-EDC – Lynda Pack, Executive Director
  • Client: Metroport Chamber of Commerce, TX  (Representing Argyle, Haslet, Justin, Northlake, Roanoke, Trophy Club, and Westlake) – Sally Aldridge, COC President

EDO Website Assistance

  • Scope: Evaluate existing website, guide new website structure and prioritize content development.
  • Client: Aubrey-MDD – Mark Kaiser, City Manager
  • Client: Colleyville-CMO – Jennifer Fadden, City Manager

RFP Response and / or Template Development

  • Scope: Work with staff to develop a comprehensive response to Request for Proposals (RFP) or Request for Information (RFI), and to increase efficiency in responding through development of a standard response template.
  • Client: Bridgeport-EDC – Kevin Holzbog, Executive Director
  • Client: Prosper-EDC – Robert Winningham, Executive Director
  • Client: Fairfield-EDC – David Fowler, President
  • Client: Jacksboro-EDC – Lynda Pack, Executive Director
  • Client: Pilot Point-EDC – Amanda Davenport, Executive Director

INCENTIVES

Incentives Policy Development

  • Scope: Develop a comprehensive Incentives Policy, Resolution for adoption, and Application tailored to Policy requirements.
  • Client: Boerne-CMO – Jeff Thompson, Deputy City Manager / Director of E.D.
  • Client: Lake Worth-CMO – Stacey Almond, City Manager
  • Client: Northlake-CMO – Drew Corn, Town Administrator
  • Client: Haltom City-EDC – Susan White, Business Development Coordinator
  • Client: Cleburne-CMO – Steve Polasek, City Manager (Existing Policy review)

Property Enhancement Incentives Policy

  • Scope: Prepare a Property Enhancement Incentives Policy, Resolution for adoption, and Application tailored to the requirements of the Policy.
  • Client: Jacksboro-EDC – Lynda Pack, Executive Director
  • Client: Haltom City-EDC – Susan White, Business Development Coordinator
  • Client: Runaway Bay-EDC – Jim Patterson, Chair
  • Client: Justin-EDC / CDC – Shani Bradshaw, Executive Director
  • Client: Cross Roads-MDD – Becky Ross, Town Administrator
  • Client: Jewett-EDC – Kristy Vandegriff, President
  • Client: Lake Worth-CMO – Stacey Almond, City Manager
  • Client: Saginaw-ED – Alora Wachholz, Director of ED

Incentive Negotiations – Analysis – Agreements

  • Scope: Assist with the negotiations, analysis, Agreement in Principle, and final agreements mutually agreed upon by both parties.
  • Client: Jacksboro-EDC – Lynda Pack, Executive Director
  • Client: Gonzales-EDC – Genora Young, Executive Director
  • Client: Northlake-CMO – Drew Corn, Town Administrator
  • Client: Keller-CMO – Mark Hafner, City Manager
  • Client: Cedar Hill-EDC – Allison Thompson, Executive Director
  • Client: Lake Worth-CMO – Stacey Almond, City Manager
  • Client: Southlake-CMO – Alison Ortowski, Assistant City Manager
  • Client: Argyle-EDC – Matt Jones, Town Manager
  • Client: Azle-ED – Karen Dickson, Director of ED

Hotel Occupancy Tax Policy

  • Scope: Develop a comprehensive HOT Policy, Resolution for adoption, and Application tailored to Policy requirements.
  • Client: Lake Worth-CMO – Stacey Almond, City Manager

Training – Local Incentives Overview

  • See Board Engagement / Training

Training – Incentive Policies-Analysis-Agreements

  • See Board Engagement / Training

BOARD ENGAGEMENT

EDO Action Plan

  • Scope: Work with Staff and the Board to prepare an Action Plan including historical summaries of organizational establishment and purpose, financial reports, projects and activities summary, goal and objective establishment and prioritization for moving forward.
  • Client: Runaway Bay-EDC – Jim Patterson, Chair
  • Client: Jewett-EDC – Kristy Vandegriff, President
  • Client: Bridgeport-EDC (2) – Kevin Holzbog / Leah Clark, Executive Directors
  • Client: Bartonville-CDC (3) – Tammy Dixon, CDC Board / Town Secretary
  • Client: Ponder-EDC – Carolyn Farmer, Secretary
  • Client: Argyle-EDC – Matt Jones, Town Manager
  • Client: Paradise-EDC – Teresa Moody, City Secretary
  • Client: Aubrey-MDD – Mark Kaiser, City Manager
  • Client: Quinlan-EDC – John Adel, City Manager

Board Retreat Facilitation

  • Scope: Research, prepare and facilitate a Board retreat including any combination of:  An Overview of Board Roles & Responsibilities, SWOT analyses, Goals & Objectives identification and prioritization resulting in development of annual Action Plan.
  • Client: Metroport Chamber of Commerce, TX  (Representing Argyle, Haslet, Justin, Northlake, Roanoke, Trophy Club, and Westlake) – Sally Aldridge, Chamber President
  • Client: Duncanville-CDC – Jessica James, Director of Economic Development
  • Client: Decatur-EDC – Mary Poche, Executive Director

Training – BRE Programs Overview

  • Scope: Provide a comprehensive presentation highlighting a variety of BRE programs from simple to complex.  Discuss with the Board and Staff which programs might be a best fit at this time and ways to implement the programs with current resources.
  • Client: Bartonville-CDC – Tammy Dixon, CDC Board / Town Secretary
  • Client: Aubrey-MDD – Mark Kaiser, City Manager
  • Client: Pilot Point-EDC – Denise Morris, Executive Director

Training – Local Incentives Overview

  • Scope: An informal overview of various potential local incentives, how they are authorized, identified, and incorporated into incentive agreements.
  • Client: Justin-EDC / CDC – Shani Bradshaw, Executive Director
  • Client: Runaway Bay-EDC – Jim Patterson, Chair
  • Client: Aubrey-MDD – Mark Kaiser, City Manager
  • Client: Pilot Point-EDC – Denise Morris, Executive Director

Training – Incentive Policies-Analysis-Agreements

  • Scope:  An informal overview of incentive policies, analysis of incentive proposals, and writing comprehensive incentive agreements.
  • Client: Justin-EDC / CDC – Shani Bradshaw, Executive Director
  • Client: Runaway Bay-EDC – Jim Patterson, Chair

BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION

BRE Program Development

  • Scope:  Develop necessary forms and processes to implement a Business Retention & Expansion program.
  • Client: Bartonville-CDC – Tammy Dixon, CDC Board / Town Secretary
  • Client: Runaway Bay-EDC – Jim Patterson, Chair

Training – BRE Programs Overview

  • See Board Engagement / Training

MANAGEMENT & REPORTING

Best Practices Assessment

  • Scope: Comprehensive evaluation of the EDO including recommendations / best practices to consider for enhancing operations.
  • Client: Colleyville-CMO – Jennifer Fadden, City Manager

Common File Directory Organization

  • Scope: Develop a common file directory structure and standardized file naming nomenclature.
  • Client: Frisco-EDC – Jim Gandy, President
  • Client: Denton County-OHC – Joe Duncan

Contacts Database

  • Scope: Create a custom-tailored contacts database using Access
  • Client: Colleyville-CMO – Jennifer Fadden, City Manager
  • Client: Alvarado-ED – Emile Moline, Director of E.D.

E.D. Management Action Plan

  • Scope: Develop a comprehensive Action Plan to aid the Economic Development staff and City Manager’s office in the planning and execution of economic development responsibilities.
  • Client: Richland Hills-CMO – Jason Moore, Asst. to the City Manager

RFQ – RFP Preparation Assistance

  • Scope: Prepare a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) or Request for Proposals (RFP) addressing the client’s needs, accommodate legal review and incorporation of any purchasing agent requirements.
  • Client: Southlake – Ken Baker, Director of Planning and Development Services: Prepare an RFQ to perform a Retail Market Analysis for the City.
  • Client:  Prosper-EDC – Robert Winningham, Executive Director:  Prepare an RFQ soliciting a mixed-use development partner.

Business Park Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions

  • Scope: Develop a comprehensive Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CCR’s) for their proposed Cibolo Business Park.
  • Client: Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. – Gerri Lawing, Economic Development Coordinator
  • Client: Bowie-EDC, Janis Crowley, Executive Director

PLANNING & ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Unique planning studies that analyze specific areas for opportunities to enhance the economic base.  Studies typically include analysis including, but not limited to: Existing zoning, Future Land Use Plan, appraisal district valuations and date of improvement construction, topography, drainage, utilities, thoroughfares, residential development, development conceptual plans, existing businesses and redevelopment potential.

  • Client: Keller-CMO – Mark Hafner, City Manager
    • Keller North Main – Land use analysis, economic evaluations, potential development scenarios and recommendations to facilitate development of approximately 100 acres critical to the City’s future growth.
  • Client: Copper Canyon-CMO – Donna Welsh, Town Administrator
    • Copper Canyon Town Center – Land use analysis, economic evaluations, potential development scenarios and recommendations to facilitate development of approximately 200 acres critical to the Town’s future growth.
  • Client: Euless, TX – Mike Collins, Director of Planning & Development
    • Hoffman Drive Area – Comprehensive analysis and redevelopment concepts for several businesses to be taken by the ROW expansion of Airport Freeway.
    • South Main – Comprehensive analysis of Main Street segments for redevelopment opportunities.
  • Client: Colleyville, TX – Mark Wood, Assistant City Manager & Director of E.D.
    • Colleyville Blvd: Economic Opportunities Plan – Comprehensive analysis of approximately one mile of Colleyville Blvd for potential redevelopment or existing facility enhancements.

Visual Improvement Plan

  • Scope: Prepare a plan documenting and analyzing ways to improve the visual appearance of the City and proposing prioritized action steps.
  • Client: Jewett-EDC – Kristy Vandegriff, President

Preparation of a Wayfinding Sign Program

  • Scope: Research and preparation of a preliminary Wayfinding Sign Program and Phase I recommendation for the City.
  • Client: Euless, TX – Mike Collins, Director of Planning & Economic Development