Guidehouse specializes in helping state and local governments achieve long-term economic, environmental, social, and cultural prosperity.
The State and 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:
Revitalize Our Economy and Grow Our Competitive Advantage
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.
Create Climate-Smart Communities Decoupled from Carbon
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.
Plan for Demographic, Economic, Technological and Social Change
Guidehouse helps state and local governments in taking stock of the trends likely to materialize in their communities, 5, 10, and 20 years out. While no one has a crystal ball, state and local governments can still prepare. Guidehouse works to develop the touchstones, muscle memory and playbooks that allow state and local governments to address these issues.
Win the Trust of Our Citizens by Managing High-Profile Complex Projects
Too many times, we see news reports of large projects gone awry. Nothing upsets the public or public stewards more than taxpayer dollars going toward failed projects. Whether it is a technology project or a new program launch, we understand how important it is to get implementation right, and can serve as your advisor, project manager, and/or quality assurance partner. Our team has helped turn difficult projects around through logical and sound project management principles and consistent working practices. Our typical style of working on engagements offers high degrees of collaboration with your project team, and we pride ourselves on our ability to be a natural extension of your internal project team, able to respond to the evolving needs of a project and its stakeholders.
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 ensure that spending is compliant, transparent and effective. From financial strategy to operations and compliance, Guidehouse can help budget officers, CFOs, and internal audit teams make funding decisions, assess their portfolio and internal financial management processes, and manage and mitigate potential risks.
Our team at Guidehouse has extensive data management and cyber security experience, providing services from strategy through execution. Our team consists of highly skilled data management and cyber security professionals with a range of backgrounds; some who have been in your shoes before.
Streamline Services Delivery to be Responsive to the Needs of Our Residents and Constituents
We believe it is critically important to look at services from the point of view of the customer and can help your team put themselves in the shoes of your constituents. Journey mapping and other tools to drive customer-centricity can help agencies and organizations better understand 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. We can help organizations and your employees connect to and understand what is working, what isn’t, and how you can better reach those you seek to serve.
We understand that effective technologies can create improved outcomes for your employees and constituents. We also understand that outdated legacy technology systems cause endless frustrations, and upgrading can cost dearly in time, capital, and human resources.