The Preferred Choice Team
preferred choice was forged from decades of economic and business development and community development expertise.
We understand development having worked at a community level leading economic development and in private industry managing business development.
We bring together skills, knowledge, and experience of development strategists ideally suited to support our clients’ growth needs.
We have worked with community leaders to develop and initiate invigorating strategies during key growth periods on over one hundred consulting assignments since 2008.
Our seasoned team provides the tools to capture opportunities, support growth, and competitively position our clients. We know from first-hand experience what does and does not work. We have brought together the right expertise of professionals as part of Development Teams on dozens of projects.
preferred choice brings expertise with its network partners in a range of development areas including: urban planning, architecture and design, construction, technical site assessments, appraisals, investment attraction, venture financing, fundraising campaigns, economic analysis, government relations, Aboriginal business, and marketing and communications. Our core professionals are tied into a network of senior professionals to provide the right team for each client every time. We have worked closely on teams with over a dozen other complementary firms partnering on 34 assignments since 2008.
Betty Leier has a strong blend of community leadership and direct public contact in both a rural and urban setting. She has conducted research, compiled information, and obtained stakeholder input for projects.
preferred choice has combined statistical analysis, stakeholder input, market knowledge, and industry connections to develop strategies that work.
Our Development Team features include:
D. James Leier is an active champion of positive development. James' sound approach to economic development has spanned numerous projects with over 500 existing and prospective business clients on a full range of business ventures. He honed his expertise in finance, marketing, governance, and performance management in senior executive positions in the private sector.