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Governmental decisions are often critical to business success, and Strategies has the expertise and political relationships necessary to effectively represent clients and advocate for their interests in the lawmaking and regulatory process.
Often, a successful business strategy requires a strategic effort to educate relevant stakeholders and communities of interest and motivate them to act. Strategies crafts and deploys cogent and winning narratives that lay the groundwork for business growth and successful public policy outcomes. We have expertise in using public opinion polling and other tools to drive success.
Strategies works with clients to enhance brand image, mitigate reputational and operational risk, strengthen workforce, and enhance community relationships. Companies are increasingly taking a “shared value” approach – connecting efforts in corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, employee engagement, and community relations to core strategy and operations to create conditions for success and growth.
Active engagement in the political process is an opportunity to protect and advance your business and industry interests. We utilize our strong relationships with state and federal campaign teams to guide our clients in creating and maximizing valuable political relationships.
Friday was the last day for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston to apply for disaster food stamps, and the lines that have grown throughout the week got longer as people tried to sign up for aid to buy groceries. Long lines snaked around the two […]
State Rep. Victoria Neave, D-Dallas, said Friday she had pleaded no contest to a June charge of driving while intoxicated. Neave was arrested June 6 in Dallas after she struck a tree in the Lakewood neighborhood, police said. Court […]
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has opened an investigation into debris removal companies who may be “overpromising and underdelivering” their post-Harvey cleanup services. “Texans are working hard to clean up after […]
Federal housing officials announced Friday what they called “another down payment” — an additional $57.8 million — to support long-term recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The new funding […]
During a visit to Austin on Friday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a harsh rebuke of what he called the “open borders” lobby, praised the Texas Legislature for passing a controversial immigration enforcement measure and […]
Baylor University appears poised to keep its accreditation after a special committee investigating the school's handling of sexual assault on campus recommended no punishment last week. The recommendation is not final; the full commission that […]
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that an undocumented teenager in Texas is not allowed to immediately have the abortion she requested. The Court gave the federal government until Oct. 31 to find a […]
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