What We Do


municipartners specializes in:


Economic development strategic planning


Whether your community or organization needs a strategic plan to drive overall economic development or help with retaining your existing businesses and recruiting to fill gaps and stem revenue leakage, municipartners is your trusted partner to drive growth through effective planning.

Downtown development / Main Street programming


With our experience in operating the Main Street model, municipartners can help your community organize around the Four Points approach. From neighborhood evaluation to volunteer and elected leader involvement to work plan development, we'll give you the confidence to dream big, knowing you can execute and achieve the vision.

Fiscal impact analysis for residential and commercial development


Fiscal impact analysis involves pulling together revenue and service delivery costs to estimate the initial 20-year impact of a proposed residential, commercial, or mixed-use development on your municipality's bottom line. At municipartners, our Vicennium FIAT product gives elected bodies the information they need to make data-driven decisions that include all relevant factors.

Community vision planning, charettes, and community conversation facilitation

The most important part of planning is engaging and getting input from all stakeholders in your community or organization. The team at municipartners excels in planning and facilitating these community conversations and turning the results into actionable intelligence for you. As unbiased partners and listeners, we can root out and identify the truly important issues and help you effectively plan to address them.

American Rescue Plan Act planning and compliance


The opportunities presented to municipalities and county governments through the American Rescue Plan Act are significant. With the release of the Final Rule by the U.S. Department of Treasury in January 2022, we now have much more clarity on what types of expenses are and are not allowed under the Act. At municipartners, we have experience helping governments plan for the use of ARPA funds to ensure that they remain in compliance with all requirements of the Act while maximizing the reach of these funds and the benefit to their communities as we recover from the pandemic.


We are also pleased to offer services in these areas:


  • Placemaking

  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem development

  • Data collection/analysis

  • Business retention, expansion, and attraction

  • Workforce development partnerships

  • Policy development and implementation

  • Annexation strategic planning and financial analysis

  • Project planning and management

  • Comprehensive plan development

  • Contracts / RFPs / RFQs

  • Economic development ordinance development

  • Branding/social media development and utilization


Who We Are


     With more than two decades of experience in organizational management, strategic and community planning, and economic development, Mike is uniquely positioned to help your city or county government create and execute plans to achieve your goals and build your community's quality of life.

     Mike's background, which includes experience working in local government, state government, and nonprofit administration, gives him a unique perspective from which to approach the challenges facing cities and counties today. He has successfully built a local government economic development office from the ground up and run a thriving Main Street program. From these experiences and more, Mike understands the necessity of having ordinance and planning infrastructure in place, as well as the importance of securing support from elected officials and residents alike for all planning and development efforts.

     In addition to holding undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University, Mike has earned the prestigious Master Economic Development Practitioner certification from the Advanced Economic Development Leadership program. He has completed both the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OUEDI) and the South Carolina Economic Developers' Association EDI.