Sample client list as of January 2020

Strategic Planning-Communities and Regions

  • Vision 2030 (AL)
  • Midcoast Maine
  • Mississippi Blueprint
  • Knox County, IN
  • Berks County, PA
  • Lancaster County, PA
  • Monroe County, PA
  • Wayne County, PA
  • Northeast Pennsylvania Alliance
  • Somerset County, PA
  • City of Arlington, TX
  • Roanoke-Blacksburg, VA
  • Martinsville/Henry County (VA)
Project Spotlight:

EntreWorks Consulting has led several planning engagements in Reading and Berks County, PA.  These efforts, collectively known as the Ride to Prosperity, included a series of new economic development initiatives as well as a series of proposals to streamline economic development planning and to foster collaborative work across multiple county and city agencies.

Strategic Planning-Organizations

  • Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, JDAO
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Delaware County (PA) Community College 
  • Georgia Centers of Innovation Program
  • Greater Reading (PA) Economic Partnership
  • Greensboro (NC) Partnership
  • Kingsborough Community College (NY)
  • Local Development District Association of Pennsylvania 
  • Maryland Capital Enterprises
  • Pipeline Entrepreneurial Immersion Program (KS, MO, NE)
  • National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship 
  • Northwest Commission (PA)
  • Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (WA)
  • U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Veterans Business Development
  • Washington D.C. Office of Charter School Financing
Project Spotlight:

Working with partners at the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and the Aspen Institute, EntreWorks Consulting facilitated development of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan for the Appalachian Regional Commission. This work, Investing in Appalachia’s Future, engaged more than 3,000 residents across the 13 state region, and provided a work plan to drive ARC investments and programs across a wide portfolio of ARC’s activities.

Economic Development Strategy and Program Development

  • Arkansas Capital Corporation
  • Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
  • North Carolina Rural Development Center
  • North Dakota State University
  • Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
  • Northwest Pennsylvania Commission
  • Central Virginia Regional Partnership
  • Region 2000 (VA) Economic Development Council
  • Roanoke-Blacksburg (VA) Technology Council
  • TecBridge Pennsylvania
  • City of Racine, WI
  • Progress Lakeshore (WI)
Project Spotlight:

For more than a decade, EntreWorks Consulting supported the North Carolina Rural Center on a number of projects advancing rural entrepreneurship. These included the creation of the North Carolina Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship and the creation of the statewide Business Resource Alliance. Other projects included the development of business development plans for rural NC communities, including Elizabeth City and Robeson County/Lumberton. A final engagement led to the creation of a statewide rural manufacturing asset map, with a special focus on key industries such as food-related manufacturing, aerospace, and industrial machinery.

Technical Assistance to Communities

  • Flint Hills (KS) Economic Development District
  • Governors Institute for Community Design
  • Incourage Community Foundation (WI)
  • National Association of Counties 
  • National Association of Development Organizations
  • National Governors Association
  • Pew Trusts
  • Southern Nevada Strong
  • Two Rivers-Ottaquechee Regional Commission (VT)
  • US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
  • US Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment
  • University of Virginia-Wise
Project Spotlight:

From 2015-2020, EntreWorks Consulting served as a lead technical advisor on the Coal-Reliant Communities Innovation Challenge program, a national initiative to assist communities recovering from job losses in coal-related industries.  This effort, funded by several federal agencies, provide technical assistance to help communities diversity their local economies, provide new employment opportunities to displaced workers, and to foster the development of new economic engines.  Overall, the initiative provided technical to dozens of communities located in more than a dozen states.

Policy, Research, Development and Evaluation

  • AgriNovus Indiana
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Aspen Institute
  • Colombian Ministry for Information and Communication Technologies (MinTIC)
  • Council on Foundations
  • International Economic Development Council
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Edward Low Foundation
  • Incourage Community Foundation 
  • Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation
  • Living Cities
  • National Association of Development Organizations
  • National Center for Education and the Economy
  • National Governors Association
  • Northwest Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Hub
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission
  • Region 2000 (VA) Local Government Council
  • Smart Growth America
  • Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
Project Spotlight:

EntreWorks Consulting led a research project to assess Indiana’s entrepreneuership ecosystems as they related to new opportunities in the agbiosciences.  This effort spawned a host of new initiatives at AgriNovus, including industry-focused accelerator programs, an annual innovation summit, the Ag-celerator Fund, and the THRIVE Agtech Midwest Challenge.

Program Development and Evaluation

  • Charleston (SC) Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Concurrent Technologies Corporation
  • Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies
  • FastTrac, Kauffman Foundation
  • Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont (VA)
  • Kansas Department of Housing and Community Development
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Maine Department of Community and Economic Development
  • Maine Technology Institute
  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • North Carolina Department of Commerce
  • Pew Trusts
  • Pipeline Entrepreneurial Immersion Program
  • Rapides Foundation (LA)
  • Southeast Virginia Partnership for Regional Transformation
  • Techtown (Detroit)
  • City of Fort Worth, Texas
  • U.S. Farm Bureau Federation
Project Spotlight:

Since 2015, EntreWorks Consulting has served as the lead evaluation for the Office of Economic Adjustment’s Industry Resilience programs, which invest in state and local programs that enhance the resilience of local defense manufacturers and other DoD suppliers.  OEA-funded programs support new business development, manufacturing extension services, workforce development, and community planning efforts.


  • Conservation Fund
  • Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER)
  • Development Districts Association of Appalachia
  • Economic Development Council of Maine
  • Economic Development Institute, Oklahoma University
  • Governor’s Institute for Community Design
  • International Business Innovation Association
  • International Economic Development Council
  • National Association of Development Organizations 
  • National Business Incubation Association
  • Georgia Tech Economic Development Institute
  • North Carolina Basic Economic Development Institute
  • National Association of Workforce Boards
  • Pennsylvania Economic Developers Association
Project Spotlight:

For many years, Erik Pages of EntreWorks Consulting has served as a lead trainer for the International Economic Development Council’s course work related to Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development, and Technology-Based Economic Development.  He has also provided similar training support to other state, national, and international associations and organizations. 

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