Areas of Expertise

Economic Development 

Highstone Associates, Inc. works with public and private economic development promotion organiations and assists them in developing strategies and marketing plans, and in executing those plans in the field. Highstone Associates, Inc. has considerable experience in foreign direct investment attraction, domestic business attraction, and trade development promotion. 

We have represented foreign government agencies in the United States and have been responsible for corporate calling programs, mission management, event management and production, trade show marketing, and lead generation and match making initiatives.


Business Development 

 Highstone Associates, Inc. partners with commercial clients to help them profitably grow.  Business Development means many things to many people. Highstone Associates' flexibility and experience enables us to support your business development efforts in many ways, from helping to represent you in the market, to working with you to create strong client and partner relationships, establish profitable sales channels, or design and deliver targeted marketing to key audiences. We partner with clients on messaging, positioning, and delivery. We have worked with businesses and organizations of all sizes and enjoy the ability to work with smaller companies and their founders,  

Each initiative is unique and we work closely with our clients to identify requirements and understand market drivers and industry dynamics so that we may design programs consistent with business goals, corporate culture, market expectations, and client budget.  We believe that long-term growth results from having a well-positioned, differentiated offering that delivers quality and value. We work as a part of our client's team and understand the importance of partnership, collaboration, and cooperation.


STRATEGIC PLANNING

Highstone Associates, Inc. works with organizations to build innovative, practical and executable, multi-year strategic plans with clear road maps from the current position to the desired state.  Highstone Associates, Inc. believes in building on core assets to achieve sustainable growth. We listen to stakeholders, assess the environment, analyze opportunities, consider the challenges, and recommend the best way forward. Our strategic planning engagements develop strong financial analyses and projections while also helping clients establish differentiated market positioning, clear visions, and executable programs to support sustainable growth.  We partner with clients to help them strengthen their current position while preparing to leverage future opportunities.


Location Strategies for 

Economic and Business Development 

Highstone Associates, Inc.

provides marketing and strategic development services to growing corporations, small businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.


We specialize in business and economic development.  Our strategic projects often deal with business aspects of location including site selection for corporations, business investment attraction for governments, and new market entry for growing businesses.


We help leaders shape the future growth of their organizations by providing practical guidance and proactive support in identifying new opportunities and leveraging strategic assets.




Domestic Sourcing

Reshoring and homeshoring are growing trends as corporate offshore excitement fades in the reality of unanticipated issues and companies rebalance their global delivery models. Highstone Associates Inc. understands the drivers of users and providers in this industry and can help create optimal delivery portfolios.

Investment Attraction

​Attracting new employers and retaining existing ones are the most important jobs for economic developers.  We've helped leading agencies at all levels, national, state/provincial, and local, create successful growth strategies and implement attraction programs leveraging the unique assets of local communities.

Outsourcing, Offshoring and Shared Services Location Strategy

For both manufacturing and service delivery, sourcing and shoring questions are key factors. Highstone Associates, Inc. understands location selection and can help communities and countries attract new employers and can assist companies in determining the best locations for their sustained success.

​​Highstone Associates, Inc works with outsourcing companies, including BPO and IT services companies, and with shared services and global business services organizations, on location analysis, business development and strategy related engagements.