Meet Mallory Newbern

July 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Hello! My name is Mallory Newbern, and I am the new intern at Boyette Strategic Advisors. I am originally from Little Rock, but I am currently in school at Rice University in Houston. I am [...]

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Placemaking & Economic Development

September 6th, 2019|0 Comments

When most people think of economic development, they think of job and wage growth. While job and wage growth are a large part of economic development, many people forget about placemaking and its contribution to [...]

Gen Z: Shaping Location and Expansion Decisions

September 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Tracy Sharp and Reteisha Byrd wrote an article in the 2019 fall issue of Area Development Magazine unpacking the impact GenZ is having on site location and business expansion decisions.   Finding qualified candidates to [...]

Strategy. Targets. Success.

April 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

As organizations and companies continue to strive for operational excellence, allocating resources (time and money) to implementing strategies or targeting audiences without a well-developed, thoughtful, data-driven strategic plan not only limits potential results but it's [...]

North Louisiana Economic Partnership

January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

NLEP will host its annual conference that is open to investors, politicians, and other professionals in the region, and this year the NLEP has asked Del to speak to a group of over 500 attendees.  Follow Del on Twitter as he delves into the ins and outs of economic development in Northern Louisiana, focusing on trends, data, and certain ED projects in the region.

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2018

January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Tracy will participate in discussions about external perceptions of Central Florida’s workforce and education, and she will compare Central Florida to other markets, like those of Tampa, Charlotte, and Atlanta. Tracy will also explain how Central Florida can attract businesses and top companies to the area.

EKYWorks and the results prove it!

December 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Hard work pays off.  The economic development organization, One East Kentucky, led the charge in meeting the location requirements of two companies -Braidy Industries and EnerBlu- that resulted in the companies locating in the region.  Combined the companies will invest nearly $2 billion into their operations and create more than 1,500.   At Boyette, we are proud of the workforce and skills gap analysis we conducted for this region and knowing that our work played a part in the recruitment process.  #EKYWorks

The Future of Corporate Sustainability

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Featured in Area Development magazine, Tracy explains why companies are continuing to focus on increasing and reaffirming their commitments to sustainability initiatives. Embracing the triple bottom, a framework that considers social, environmental and financial affects, companies are seeing positive responses from consumers as well as a greater awareness and support from employees. 

Robert Stodola sets the bar high!

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

When I started at Boyette Strategic Advisors, the only experience I had in economics was an ECON 100 class that I got an A- in. But hey, they say C's get degrees and it didn't seem to hurt my chances of getting a job with Del. I really didn’t know much at all about economic development or strategic advising, but I knew it was time to hang up my sandals and tank tops and find a job other than working as a summer camp counselor.


July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

After graduating high school, there are endless amounts of opportunities that students can choose to explore these opportunities are better and more feasible than ever before. While most students typically graduate thinking that pursuing a four-year degree is the only option available, the reality is that students can pursue a number of paths that will better prepare them for entering the workforce and pursuing middle-skill career paths through community college and technical school training opportunities. 

Byrd’s Capstone project in the news!

June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Byrd's Capstone Project is making an impact. The end result was a plan that Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs will use to assist in the decision making of proving long-term care for veterans.


June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

"The biggest trend hands down in every sector that we work in is having the workforce to meet the needs of the company in the short-term, mid-term and long-term over the next 25 years," said Del Boyette, president and CEO of Boyette Strategic Advisors, a consulting firm with offices in Atlanta and Little Rock, Ark. "You can have all the infrastructure in place, the perfect building and the perfect site. But if you don't have the workforce to support that business unit long-term, then the investment cannot be made at that site," he said.

Workforce Crisis #2 An Aging Workforce Results in Lost Talent

June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Americans are not only living longer, but they are also working much longer than in the past. In the 21st century workforce, five generations—from the Silent Generation to the GenZers—are all sharing the workplace at the same time. While these more experienced workers of the earlier generations are valuable role models for younger workers, the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers are staying employed for years past traditional retirement age.

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