Our Services

Our Services

Information. Inspiration. Implementation.

Prosperity Strategies partners with leaders to implement economic development strategies. While the level of our involvement varies, our commitment to catalyzing concrete actions is unwavering. Among the ways we have worked with our clients include:

Speaking Engagements
Randall Kempner, the founder of Prosperity Strategies, is an accomplished public speaker. In both English and Spanish, he offers compelling insights on economic development topics, always infused with a sense of humor and a high level of audience interaction. He often delivers speeches aimed at educating local leaders about innovation-based economic development and motivating them to participate in regional initiatives. Randall has presented to a wide variety of groups throughout the Americas — ranging from 8th grade classes to CEOs and national political leaders.

Training Seminars
Prosperity Strategies provides ½ day to 2-day seminars on economic development theory and implementation. These seminars range from comprehensive sessions on designing cluster-based economic development strategies to short leadership development seminars for economic development professionals. The seminars can be customized to specific economic or industry sectors, and are always interactive, hands-on experiences. Our sessions are designed to transfer our insights and technology to participants who will use them in the field.

Many economic development initiatives fail because the participants are unable to develop a common vision for the specific goals of the initiative and priorities for action. Prosperity Strategies can help by acting as an outside facilitator to guide those difficult discussions, either at the launch of an initiative or at times when the dialog between the various participants seems stuck. In addition, Prosperity Strategies will sometimes enter into retainer relationships where local leaders can call on Prosperity Strategies to provide advice and facilitation services as needed.

Advisory Engagements
The hardest part about economic development is not the theory, but the practice. Randall Kempner has participated in or led economic development initiatives in five countries and nearly a dozen industries. Working from this experience, Prosperity Strategies is well suited to serve as the lead partner in crafting an integrated economic development strategy for a region or cluster. We have developed a core methodology and a series of analytical tools designed to guide participants through an entire initiative – from the initial business environment assessment to the final project evaluation. We also have the flexibility to design project elements that will fit into plans already underway. Every client is different, so our solutions are too.