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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.
This week on WisconsinEye's 'Rewind': WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and Scott Bauer of the Associated Press discuss Walker's upcoming re-election bid, the state's budget surplus and the Foxconn contract negotiations. […]
The Dairy Business Association and Department of Natural Resources have settled a lawsuit that claimed the agency is overstepping its regulatory authority. The lawsuit, which DBA first filed in Brown County Circuit Court at the end of July, alleged the DNR is enforcing new standards without having first gone through the rulemaking process. That includes, […]
The UW System says it found no other “illegal guarantees or loans” beyond those the system is suing two former UW-Oshkosh officials over, though some minor concerns over transactions between campuses and their private foundations were found. The system has for months been reviewing any payments between UW campuses and their affiliated foundations, which help […]
The WisOpinion Insiders, Jensen & Chvala, assess Tommy Thompson's legacy in advance of Monday's premiere on Milwaukee Public TV of the documentary: "Tommy Thompson: A Wisconsin Life." The Insiders' "Two-Minute Take" is sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies. […]
The Sanders-Stein-Nader crowd apparently doesn’t think the rest of us on the pragmatic left are as righteous or passionate as they. They seem to think they can unleash some tsunami of support from huge numbers of the politically disaffected. […]
We want economic development. We want jobs. But we are unwilling to sacrifice the health of life-sustaining natural resources — earth, air and water. Without these, we cease to exist. […]
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