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WR-Martin is a leader in consulting services for local governments. From financial studies to strategic planning to economic development or operations, our firm collaborates with our clients to identify and address the issues facing government agencies today. We become a trusted member of their team by listening to and communicating with clients directly and openly.

At WR-Martin, we create real-world and tangible value for our clients. We work to implement solutions that allow local governments to focus on their core responsibility: the well-being of the community they serve.

See our broad range of government consulting services below.

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Program / Utility Strategy and Operations

In any organization it is important to have goals, a roadmap to attain those goals, and a solid operational foundation on which to build that roadmap. Local governments are no different. In order to move forward and tackle the unknown challenges that lie ahead, governments need to have a well-rounded, comprehensive strategy in hand. Having a partner like Martin-McGill that can see things differently and identify uncommon opportunities is essential.

Our team of seasoned experts can quickly analyze the organization from the ground up to gain a clear understanding of what is currently happening. We use this information to then develop strategies to help you reach your goals or desired end state. We drill these strategies down into action plans for execution, in order for you to see the clear path for getting the work done. At Martin-McGill, we dig deep into the root causes of inefficiencies and then provide insights, strategies, and plans that help your organization be more effective and efficient. Our team members work with leaders and executives to not only help tackle the current issues they face, but proactively plan for ones they may encounter in the future. As a trusted partner and advisor, we empower them to confidently lead through today’s trials, while looking ahead to prepare for tomorrow’s tribulations.

Our strategy and operations services include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategic Planning / Goal Setting
  • Facilitation
  • Retreat Facilitation
  • Program / Project Management
  • Community Engagement / Public Education / Outreach
  • Operational Studies and Plans
  • Efficiency and Optimization Studies
  • Organizational Design and Development
  • Team Building
  • Policy Review / Benchmarking
  • Training / Communications
  • Sourcing and Procurement Services
  • Outsourcing Evaluation / Vendor Selection
  • Staff Augmentation
  • RFI / RFP / RFQ Assistance
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Economic Development and Tourism

At WR-Martin, we understand that each community is unique; therefore, each community’s economic development strategy and actions should be equally as unique and be targeted to address its specific assets, needs, and objectives. Our team encompasses professionals who have worked in both the public and private sectors and understand both sides of the equation. As a result, we provide an effective and practical continuum of economic development services to address a myriad of strategic, marketing, and operational needs. Since economic development not only creates the conditions for economic growth but also focuses on developing an improved quality of life in a community, our work carefully considers a myriad of factors that play into economic development, such as industry, transportation, available workforce, workforce development, product, incentives, policy, legislation, education, funding, tourism, healthcare, community amenities, technology, etc. to help our clients develop innovative and effective strategies to address their unique needs.

Successful economic development strategies require a collaborative effort from both the public and private sectors. But getting both sectors on the same page can sometimes be challenging. At WR-Martin, we are accomplished at bringing parties to the table, creating a productive dialog focused on advancing positive economic growth and aiding in building consensus that drives resolution.

Our economic development and tourism services include:

  • Industry and Competitive Research
  • Market and Industry Targeting
  • Developer and Industry Recruitment
  • Strategic Planning and Target / Cluster Analysis and Planning
  • Marketing, Branding and Collateral Material Development
  • Messaging Development and Positioning
  • Industrial Site Certifications
  • Grant / Funding Development
  • Real Estate Analysis / Site Identification and Selection Support
  • Economic Impact Assessment
  • Asset Inventory
  • Community Assessment
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Financial and Rate Studies (General and Enterprise Funds)

Government agencies are charged with administering public funds in the most efficient and beneficial way possible for the communities they serve. WR-Martin serves as a trusted partner to our clients by helping them fully understand the health of their general and enterprise funds, evaluate fund adequacy and model scenarios that demonstrate how decisions and events effect fund health.

Our financial analysis, modeling and rate studies help local governments understand their expense and revenue streams in a deeper way so that they can gain a clear picture of their short- and long-term financial responsibilities and plan for the future with certainty. Furthermore, our associates stay abreast of ongoing legislative and regulatory changes affecting local governments and possess the knowledge and insight to understand the implications these changes hold for our clients. By knowing what is coming and how it will affect them, we are able to help our clients plan appropriately for the future.

Our financial and rate related services include:

  • General and Enterprise Fund Analysis / Modeling / Planning
  • Rate / Fee Studies
  • Cost Allocation / Cost Analysis Studies
  • Fixed Asset Inventory, Valuation, and Management Planning
  • Debt Management Support
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Marketing, Branding, Communication, and Graphic Design

Your message should sound clear and look engaging. The brand you create should be evident and thoughtful. Whether you are marketing your whole community or a specific project, the creative team at WR-Martin can assist you in realizing the impact of your marketing message.

At WR-Martin, our in-house strategists, graphic designers, and copywriters will craft your marketing message and roll it out across multiple platforms. Our team will become part of your team in order to better understand your marketing opportunities. As trusted partners, we will illuminate your ideas and form them into a unified marketing plan. We have extensive experience in:

  • Strategy and Planning
  • Communication and Public Information Services
  • Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Advertising
  • Electronic and Social Media
  • Communications
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Utility Management and Planning

WR-Martin has supported hundreds of utility related projects during our years of consulting service. We understand the operational and financial complexities that come with managing utilities, and how aging infrastructure, inadequate technology, and workforce challenges further magnify the complexity. Our seasoned team members aid our clients with developing utility management and efficiency strategies to optimize utility organizations, improve operational and financial performance, and prepare for the future. The utility related services we specialize in include:

  • Asset Management Planning
  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Annexation and Incorporation Studies
  • Utility Creation, Organization and Funding {Water, Sewer, Solid Waste, Stormwater}
  • Consolidation / Merger / Interlocal Agreement Analysis and Planning
  • Operational Efficiency and Optimization Studies
  • Succession Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Policy / Agreement Support
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Funding (Grants/Loans)

Identifying opportunities to fund infrastructure and other needs can make or break a project. With so many forms, fine print, and rules and regulations, local governments can get bogged down in a web of time-consuming paperwork, just to be considered for funding.

WR-Martin’s team of dedicated funding consultants can assist local governments in navigating the often complex and intricate details involved in applying for, securing, and administering grants and other types of funding for essential infrastructure projects. We have the ability to identify funding sources and determine the sources that are most appropriate for each project, prepare the funding application, and then see that every detail is handled appropriately through our comprehensive funding administration services.

WR-Martin has secured more than $504,518,963 million in funding for clients across the Southeast. Our areas of specialization include:

  • Source Identification
  • Grant / Loan Application Writing
  • Community Engagement / Public Outreach
  • Grant / Loan Administration
  • Local Government Commission Applications
  • Conventional Financing Solicitations
  • Needs Surveys
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Real Estate

Local governments are constantly dealing with land issues. Whether its acquisitions, market assessments, site identification, or easement/right-of-way challenges, governments need someone on the frontlines to represent their interests. Martin-McGill is staffed with a team of real estate brokers that are also government and business specialists that are well-versed in land matters. We can communicate with the public and help facilitate land deals in the best interest of all parties involved. Our real estate services include:

  • Real Estate Brokerage Services for Acquisition / Easements / Right-of-Way
  • Space Needs Assessments
  • Site Identification / Assessment
  • Market Opportunity Assessment
  • Real Estate Document Notarization
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