July 20, 2021

North State (CA) CEDS Plan

Points Consulting recently completed the 2021-2026 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Superior California Economic Development District (SCEDD). The SCEDD district includes the four beautiful Northern California counties of Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, and Trinity. The plan will provide structure and prioritization for SCEDD and it's local economic and community development partners as it pursues projects and initiatives over the… Continue Reading

July 5, 2021

Recovery & Resiliency Planning in Western Pennsylvania

Points Consulting is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the contract for an Economic Recovery & Resiliency Plan on behalf of The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The SAP&DC represents six counties in the west-central area of the state. We will be building a plan for the region regarding post-pandemic economic recovery and regional… Continue Reading

July 5, 2021

Housing Needs Assessment for Swinomish Tribe

Points Consulting is excited to announce that we have been selected to work with SCJ Alliance to conduct a housing study for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (located on Fidalgo Island within Washington State). This project is aimed at developing an actionable plan that outlines the tribe’s housing needs and provides assistance in planning the implementation of such housing. PC’s… Continue Reading

January 26, 2021

Points Consulting now HUBZone Certified

Points Consulting (PC)  has been certified as a HubZone small business by the Small Business Administration (SBA). With this certification, the consulting company, which specializes in public/private initiatives, has greater access to federal opportunities. Each year the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses in historically underutilized business zones - the current target for which is at 3% for… Continue Reading

January 22, 2021

CEDS Planning Project in California

Points Consulting has a new project to announce. We are working with Superior California Economic Development (SCEDD) located in Redding, to update their five-year and annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) documents. CEDS planning is… Continue Reading

September 4, 2020

New Projects: Lewiston ID and Central PA

Points Consulting is starting up with two new projects this week, both on the topic of workforce mobility. We are working with the City of Lewiston ID to determine the level of demand for a Innovation Hub, which would house a co-working space, a business incubator, and various community development functions. We are also working with the Southern Alleghenies Planning… Continue Reading

May 20, 2020

Idaho Housing Affordability Data Tool

Hi All:I just finished developing a Tableau visualization that demonstrates housing affordability for each county in Idaho. For those not familiar with data from Housing & Urban Development (HUD), they parcel out the population by "area median income." This allows us to more easily see what segments of the population are hit hardest by housing costs. Another important factor is… Continue Reading

December 6, 2019

Natural Beauty Drives Tourism in Eastern Kentucky

Points Consulting, in partnership with Thomas P. Miller & Associates (TPMA), recently completed a project Boone's Ridge. Boone's Ridge will be a wildlife Refuge and Interpretive Center in Bell County, Kentucky, which will open in summer 2021. The facility will span 12,000 acres of natural lands, featuring the largest herd of Rocky Mountain Elk in the eastern United States, along… Continue Reading

October 3, 2019

Palouse Regional Housing Assessment

Moscow, ID— October 1, 2019 - The Partnership for Economic Prosperity, (PEP) has released its Regional Housing Needs Assessment report as of September 25, 2019. The full report can be found at “As we worked towards economic prosperity in Latah county, we kept hearing that there were three big issues: workforce, broadband, and housing”, says Gina Taruscio, Executive Director… Continue Reading

July 22, 2019

Points Consulting Presenting in Pullman in September

Points Consulting presented on the economy of the Quad Cities to the Eastern Washington Legislative Tour on September 15th. No, not the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities that's THE Quad Cities of Idaho and Washington, namely, Pullman, Moscow, Clarkston and Lewiston. Did you know that average earnings in Whitman County, Washington, increased 117% over the past decade and a half? That nearly doubles… Continue Reading