What People Are Saying About R&M
“R & M’s focus on leadership development, rather than fundraising, was a game-changer for us. It focused community leadership for the first time in a generation and helped us achieve a 50% increase in financial capacity. I can’t imagine hiring a consultant other than R & M.” --Gary Plummer, President and CEO, Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce
“The professionals at R&M exceeded our expectations in both strategic approach and performance. Despite very difficult economic conditions, their team delivered expanded resources and transformative change for the leadership of our region. There is no question, R&M was the right team for our regional campaign.”
-John Sampson, CEO, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
“The work of R&M Resource Development has been a key contributor the Austin Chamber’s highly successful economic development strategies and invaluable to our private sector funding campaigns that have generated more than $31 million in support. The economic impact analysis that R&M has produced is unique and forecasts financial benefits derived by local business sectors from new job and payroll growth. The impact analysis has allowed solicitation conversations to move from asking for contributions to asking for investments that bring a ROI.”
-Michael Rollins, CCE, President and CEO, Austin Chamber of Commerce.
"R&M's feasibility and campaign delivery helped us to break down the functional 'silos' in Corpus Christi and unite our region's leaders under one tent for the first time. Combined with a 50% increase in our financial base, this is a very exciting time for us."
-Roland C. Mower, President and CEO, Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corp.
"Without any doubt, NW Tennessee did it right hiring R & M for strategy and fundraising. Congress could learn from R&M's bipartisan talent."
-Congressman John Tanner, Tennessee's 8th District (Union City, TN)
"This has far surpassed my expectations! Your system with our staff and leadership have proven to be a winning formula."
-John Greuling, President & CEO, Will County Center for Economic Development (Joliet, IL)
"R & M Resource Development brought the greatest value per dollar of all the firms I have employed. I recommend R & M without reservation."
-Tom Clark, Executive Vice President, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Denver, CO)
"Your firm is the best! I will go anywhere, at anytime, if you need me to give a testimonial on your behalf."
-Greg Fey, Chairman, East Tennessee Economic Development Agency (Knoxville, TN)
"If you want to raise money, hire a consultant. If you want it done right, you hire R & M. They are the best in the business."
-Jim Rippy, Chairman, Obion County Joint Economic Development Council (Union City, TN)
"Other firms aggressively pursued me, but I wanted R & M. I knew what I would get with R & M -- results and success."
-Jim Cooper, CEO, Obion County Joint Economic Development Council (Union City, TN)
"R & M Resource Development provided a great framework and strategy for pursuing a very ambitious economic development funding stream for Nashville's Partnership 2010 effort. Without that framework and strategy, it would have been impossible for us to be successful in reaching our funding goals."
-Janet Miller, V.P. of Economic Development, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (Nashville, TN)
"Pound for pound they are the best of class. That's why I like to hire them and pay them. They have the best analysis on the market."
-Rick L. Weddle, President & CEO, Research Triangle Foundation (NC) (former President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Phoenix, AZ)
"Speaking for myself as Chairman of the Jefferson Economic Council, we are truly impressed with your professionalism and effectiveness in helping us to put together the program and funding for the JEC."
-Robert A Filson, former Chairman, Jefferson Economic Council (Golden, CO)
"All of us are very impressed with your effectiveness in raising the monies EDC needs to implement our strategic plan."
-Larry D. Carter, Retired President, Community College of Aurora (former Chairman, Aurora EDC, Aurora, CO)
"The City of Aurora will benefit substantially from the two very successful economic development funding efforts managed by your firm."
-Paul E. Tauer, former Mayor, City of Aurora, Colorado
"You did what you said you were going to do. Thanks for your help."
-Donald Dunshee, CED, FM, President, Broomfield Economic Development Corp. (former President of the Jefferson Economic Council, Golden, CO)
"R & M Resource Development freed us from the task of fundraising and let us do what we do best - provide leadership."
-Walter A. "Buz" Koelbel Jr., President, Koelbel & Company (former Chairman, Southeast Business Partnership, Greenwood Village, CO)
"R & M Resource Development that has perfected professional solicitation, once a maverick concept, to a science that has revolutionized the industry."
-Julie Bender, CEO, North Cherry Creek Retail District (Denver, CO) (former Managing Director, DIA Partnership, Aurora CO) "R & M Resource
"Development brought a 'big picture' perspective to our project while maintaining a hands-on relationship with our investor base."
-Peter Neukirch, Retired (former President & CEO, Southeast Business Partnership, Greenwood Village, CO)