HR&A Named to Strong Cities, Strong Communities Consortium


On May 2nd, 2013, a consortium in which HR&A is the economic development lead was selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through a nationwide competition to launch and administer the “SC2 Network.” The Network, funded initially with HUD technical assistance resources, will provide direct assistance to cities across the U.S. in achieving locally identified priorities for economic growth and job creation. The Network will also use innovative methods of knowledge sharing, such as social media and peer networks, to communicate more widely what works in the revitalization of local economies.


Read more about the consortium here.


“HR&A is honored that our team was selected by the federal government to implement this important initiative,” said HR&A President Eric Rothman. “We’re excited to be part of this tremendous team and look forward to expanding our services to more cities.” HR&A’s partners in the SC2 Network are Enterprise Community Partners, Public Financial Management, Inc., New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, and the International City/County Management Association.


HR&A’s participation in the SC2 Network reflects the firm’s extensive experience over three decades in delivering on-the-ground assistance to local leaders to make cities more innovative, competitive, and prosperous for more of their citizens. “For HR&A, the opportunity to help launch and lead the SC2 Network affirms that we have been good listeners to our clients,” said HR&A Principal Stockton Williams. “We know we will learn a great deal as we work with more cities across the country through the initiative.”