CREATING, DEVELOPING & DELIVERING INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME INSURMOUNTABLE CHALLENGES 

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SOLVING UNSOLVABLE CHALLENGES
BEST PRACTICES AUDITING
PERFORMANCE METRICS
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HOW DOES YOUR

STATE / COUNTY / COMMUNITY COMPARE?

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UNNECESSARY & ARBITRARILY

IMPOSED LOCAL & STATE POLICY HAS A SEVERE UNFAVORABLE IMPACT

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> DO YOU KNOW THE DOUBLE OUROBOROS CAUSING GENERATIONAL POVERTY IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

> DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE AT COMPETITIVE DISADVANTAGE DUE TO LOCAL POLICIES - AND TO CHANGE THEM WOULD COST YOU NOTHING?

> DO YOU KNOW IF CERTAIN GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ARE CHASING AWAY NEW BUSINESSES - SIMPLY DUE TO IMPOSING THEIR OWN POLICIES WITHOUT BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY?

> DO YOU MEASURE PERFORMANCE WITH TRULY MEANINGFUL AND ACTIONABLE METRICS?

> DO YOU KNOW WHY SOME OF THE HIGHEST TAX BURDEN STATES HAVE THE HIGHEST BUSINESS SURVIVAL RATES?

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"YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW"

OR FOR HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW READERS:

"THE ILLUSION OF EXPLANATORY DEPTH"

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The welfare of the people and the welfare of business are inexorably entwined.  It is all too fashionable to think of business as having interests that are the opposite of "the people".  Nothing could be further from the truth.  The facts are incontrovertible.  As the graph from U.S. data shows, 90% of adults in poverty simply don't have full-time jobs.  The range across the states is from 87% to 94% - by all measures universal.  So for anyone to think that "businesses be damned" helps the poor, that person is woefully misguided and ignorant.

Whether it was Jesus (Mathew 4:19) or Lao Tzu who first memorialized the saying, "Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime", the saying isn't "Teach a man carpentry and you feed him for a lifetime".  Why?  Carpentry requires there to be a job, if teaching carpentry is to put food on the table.  Fishing, however, is self-employment with food as the earnings.

That is probably why training the unemployed or "underemployed" in skills for jobs that don't exist - for simply the hope of finding a job in the future - has failed. and has failed for decades.  

So, for poverty to end, jobs must be created FIRST. 

 

WIth that in mind: Maybe you know that in 2019 the number of business starts in the U.S. was 22% lower than the peak from 2000-2019.  Maybe you know how your state or community has performed - encouraging or discouraging small business creation.  We know how it is performing, why that is, and how to fix it - and the resources.

Maybe you know the business survival performance history of your state or community - once a business relocates or starts, then the probability it will succeed.  If it is underperforming the US average, we know why that is and how to fix it - and the resources.

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Obviously, if you already know how to fix the problem, then you don't have the problem to begin with.  In 2019 or today, then, your business starts are the highest they've ever been.  Your business survival rates are the best in class. 

 

If not, let's talk.

SERVICES
 

DELIVER NEW FUNDING SOURCES WITHOUT ADDING TAX BURDEN TO LOCAL RESIDENTS OR BUSINESSES

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-MAXIMIZE CURRENT & NEW FUNDING SOURCES

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-CREATE, DEVELOP & HELP IMPLEMENT SOLUTIONS TO CHALLENGES TO COMMUNITY SERVICES (EDUCATION, HEALTH, ETC.)

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-PROVIDE EXPERT CONSULTING TO GOVERNMENT

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & COMMERCE DEPARTMENTS

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SERVE AS OUTSOURCED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

PIONEER

PROJECTS
 

ELIMINATE GENERATIONAL POVERTY AFFLICTING COMMUNITIES

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CURE JOBLESSNESS

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ENABLE NEW BUSINESS CREATION

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RETAIN BUSINESSES INTENT ON RELOCATING

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ATTRACT NEW JOBS & INVESTMENT

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ON-SHORE OFF-SHORE

(RE-PATRIATE)

MANUFACTURING

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OUT-COMPETE ASIA & EASTERN EUROPE FOR NEW JOBS & INVESTMENT

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REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES

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*FIND NEW SOURCES OF CAPITAL TO MAINTAIN GOVERNMENT SERVICES & EMPLOYMENT DURING FISCAL CHALLENGES

 

CLIENTS

MUNICIPALITIES

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COUNTIES

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STATES

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SCHOOL DISTRICTS

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COMMUNITY COLLEGES

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COMMUNITY HOSPITALS

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PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

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PRIVATE SECTOR

 

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ABOUT US

Although Governance, Inc., was founded only 20 years ago, its roots date back almost 40 years with its founder's pioneering activities in public-private partnerships and economic development.  Considered by some to be economists and by others negotiators, we provide a complete solution for government to find financial resources through non-conventional solutions.​  Sometimes the need is driven by basic finances - a shortfall in revenue creating pressures to cut personnel and services.  Sometimes the need is driven by the more complex issue of job retention or growth - to satisfy political, societal and financial pressures.  Regardless of the cause, Governance has created and delivered the solution.

It is important to understand that Governance looks at every proposition from the perspective of fairness – both societal and financial. When dealing with the challenge of jobs and private sector investment, It is through this lens that we have been able to successfully craft agreements between government and companies that have saved literally tens of thousands of jobs – while delivering net-income enhancement to both government and private sector.​

As a result, we have preserved manufacturing jobs – high wage, highly valued jobs that don’t require advanced classroom-gained skills – at the same time that there has been an accelerated flight of manufacturing jobs from the U.S.  Of note, we have preserved them in “high-cost” states such as New York, Connecticut and California, as well as in “low-cost” states.

Of course, our successes have not been limited to manufacturing, something we'd be delighted to discuss with you.

OUR SPECIAL SKILL SET

We would like to think that our experience provides us with an unequaled perspective - enabling us to be the paramount negotiator.

But this is not our only distinguishing characteristic.

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1. We actually do all the work.  We are adjunct staff.  We are the Sherpa.  We do not tell a client what it should do and then stand on the sidelines cheering.  We dress for battle, carry the load, and execute the plan.  We attain the objective - but receive none of the credit as we work invisibly in the background and take no credit for what is accomplished.

2. We are research and analysis driven.  We live on data.  Not just data hand-picked - but the entire consequential universe of data.  As Thomas Sowell would instruct, we think through all the consequences, not just the favorable ones.  And then we analyze the data with the eyes and approach of W. Edwards Deming while differentiating parametric from non-parametric statistical applications.

So, we look forward to the opportunity to talk with you about your needs - and what we can do.  Remember, we're available to talk for free!

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CONTACT US

GOVERNANCE, INC.

info@governance-inc.com

(214) 628-7700

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