the VisionFirst Advantage

VisionFirst Advisors provides experience, strategy, perspective and the ability to connect the dots through all phases of the economic development process.

VisionFirst provides solutions to today’s most complex economic development challenges. We advise public, private and non-profit organizations on improving competitiveness by delivering:

Strategy Listen and understand.

Perspective Fore-sight and anticipation.

Connections Networks and opportunity.

Experience Background and ability.



  • Listens to the voice of the client
  • Consultative approach: purpose is to meet objectives and provide solutions
  • Understands the needs and drivers of both public and private organizations and knows how to work to bring about mutual benefit


  • Ability to see the big picture—while implementing the myriad details
  • Firmly focused on mission while continually looking ahead
  • Visionary; yet action committed


  • Access to VFA’s vast connections and that of its partners
  • Rare ability to bring together individuals, organizations, and business leaders all laser focused towards specific action
  • Opening doors to knowledge and opportunity


  • Extensive economic development experience at state, regional, local and international levels
  • Experience in working with businesses across multiple business sectors to achieve mutual objectives
  • Action oriented—demonstrated ability to get things done
  • Team construction for maximum effectiveness and benefit