The State & Local Government Advisory Team
State and local governments make decisions every day that impact the way we live. Decisions about housing, transportation, education, sanitation, economic development, and labor are often enacted at the state or local level, impacting us daily in ways seen and unseen. For the economy to grow and living standards to rise, city and state leaders must constantly evolve policies and programs, responding to ever-changing needs of their residents and constituents.
Our team of consultants at Guidehouse is passionate about supporting state and local governments and enabling them to deliver better services to residents, businesses, and visitors. Guidehouse is a leader in helping cities and states assess their current processes and risks and enabling programs, processes, and technology. Our services cover strategy through execution for our clients’ critical needs. We work with senior officials all over the country to develop and implement innovative strategies that deliver lasting results. Across many states and cities, we partner with leaders ready to achieve better performance and secure a brighter future for their communities.
How We Can Help:
At Guidehouse, we specialize in helping state and local governments define their economic development strategy, orchestrate the ecosystem of public, private and institutional players around a shared agenda, and put in place the supportive programs to breathe new life into their economies.
Guidehouse helps state and local governments in understanding the business case for action on climate change mitigation and their role in the ecosystem of stakeholders, identifying the points of maximum leverage, and developing strategies to reduce carbon in the community.
We help state and local governments prepare for the trends likely to materialize in their communities, five, 10, and 20 years from now. While no one can see the future, state and local governments must still prepare for it. Guidehouse works to develop the touchstones, muscle memory, and playbooks that allow state and local governments to address these issues.
Guidehouse specializes in assisting states and localities with disaster response and recovery since long before the recent COVID-19 crisis.
Our team has worked with various state and local government programs to successfully execute multibillion-dollar programs from beginning to end, as well as to turn around failing programs by restructuring them. Guidehouse works with our clients to ensure that programs are structured and set up to deliver the strategic objectives intended, and address stakeholder needs in a tangible and impactful manner.
At Guidehouse, we believe that Human Resources is not a transactional function, but rather a strategic partner that supports the foundation of an organization — its people. Traditional HR functions have long supported day-to-day tactical activities, such as payroll, HR policies and compliance, and benefits.
As trustees of constituent tax dollars, state and local government agencies must focus on protecting the financial interests of the agency and maximizing value for taxpayers. Guidehouse can help budget officers, CFOs, internal audit teams, and agency finance departments with everything from finance transformation and strategy, to internal controls.
Guidehouse has extensive data security, data privacy, and cybersecurity experience. Our data protection program encompasses data governance; identity, authentication, and access-control management; data security; proactive system maintenance; and business continuity and threat/incident response. From strategy through implementation or response—we have the resources and the tools to guide you.
Maintaining and developing a deep understanding of customer needs is critical to deliver more effective services, and constituents’ voices and needs should be at the forefront of all program and policy developments. Guidehouse can assist you in better understanding your constituents’ needs, the series of interactions and touchpoints that are necessary to fulfill those needs, and the resulting emotional states a constituent experiences throughout the process.
Our experienced team of technology professionals will work side-by-side with you to enhance your citizen experience, improve your operational effectiveness, and increase your community engagement. Whether it’s enterprise systems, data, process automation, cybersecurity, scaling to the cloud, or professional resources to manage complex projects and programs, Guidehouse can help you achieve your technology goals.
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