Fairweather Consulting

Fairweather Consulting serves governments & not-for-profit agencies as:

Strategic Advisors,
Organizational Consultants,
Economic Analysts,
Community Planners 

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Colleges that are Engines for Upward Mobility

Colleges that are Engines for Upward Mobility

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt has a piece on which colleges do the best job in fostering upward mobility: To take just one encouraging statistic: At City College, in Manhattan, 76 percent of students who enrolled in the late 1990s and came from families in the bottom fifth of the income distribution have ended […]

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We’re beginning a Brownfield Project in Swanton, VT

We’re beginning a Brownfield Project in Swanton, VT

This month, we started a Targeted Area Wide Plan in Swanton, VT.  The project is sponsored by the Northwest Regional Planning Commission.  We have teamed with Stone Environmental of Montpelier and EDR of Syracuse.  You can visit the project website here.

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Strengthening Colleges’ Role in Economic Development in NYS

Strengthening Colleges’ Role in Economic Development in NYS

This past May, we helped the New York State Economic Development Council issue a report on how to improve Start-Up NY.  The Council is now convening meetings around the state to move the report’s recommendations forward.  According to the NYSEDC’s executive director Brian McMahon’s recent report: NYSEDC, SUNY, and private higher ed institutions are collaborating […]

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Community Colleges get in the Code Boot Camp Game

Community Colleges get in the Code Boot Camp Game

This from Inside Higher Ed: Graduates of Bellevue College don’t have to look far for jobs in the tech industry. The community college’s north campus in Bellevue, Wash., sits across the street from Microsoft headquarters. Dozens of other tech companies — including Amazon, Google and Boeing — have offices nearby in the Seattle area. “We’re […]

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Quote of the Week:  A Challenge for Designers & Techies?

Quote of the Week: A Challenge for Designers & Techies?

“If the most fundamental definition of design is to solve problems, why are so many people devoting so much energy to solving problems that don’t really exist?” Allison Arieff, “Solving All the Wrong Problems,” New York Times, 7/10/16 You can read her thought-provoking piece here.

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What the “Vanishing Corporation” means for Economic Development

What the “Vanishing Corporation” means for Economic Development

We posted Friday about the write-up we did for the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) on their discussion for improving START-UP NY.  The same conference featured a discussion of Jerry Davis’s work, the Vanishing Corporation.  NYSEDC asked us to produce a summary of the discussion and the issues Davis’s theses raise for economic […]

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