The sole purpose for the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (www.phoenixchamber.com) to exist is to develop programs to help businesses, most of them small businesses, become more successful and give back benefits to their communities. In that vein, the Chamber just announced another partnership that should help it further its goals and move members into higher levels.
The Chamber has enlisted TIP Strategies, Inc. and Convergent Nonprofit Solutions to help it develop a long range economic development strategic plan. Both organizations have a proven track record of designing successful strategies for regional economic development organizations nationwide.
“The team will be looking at how the Chamber can maximize its strengths and add foundational value to the economic development landscape of greater Phoenix, positioning the Chamber’s efforts as a community and stakeholder asset, increasing community engagement in an actionable plan,” stated Chamber president and CEO Todd Sanders.
“We are confident the expertise of the combined TIP and Convergent teams will result in a practical, action oriented plan that identifies a clear vision for how the Chamber can contribute to the economic vitality of the greater Phoenix region,” said Jon Roberts of Austin, Texas based TIP.
According to the Chamber news release, TIP will draw on the firm’s recent experiences working in such large metro areas as Las Vegas, Oklahoma City and Seattle. The consulting team has been charged with coming up with recommendations to further the unique economic opportunities that distinguish the greater Phoenix area from other parts of the country