Develop Your Park, Cluster, or Community

Stiletto brings 175+ combined years of deep practical experience helping research and technology parks; innovation clusters, hubs and districts; and communities thrive. From pre-development concept-testing projects to evolving well-established ecosystems, we have the expertise to help you map out the optimal strategy and execute it every step of the way.


Validate Your Idea & Impact

We bring rigorous yet flexible tools to imagine what is possible. Stiletto offers market validation, economic and social impact assessments and financial modelling to scope your opportunity to show how and when you can be self-sustaining.

Services at this stage include:

  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Market Intelligence
  • Competitive Landscape, Competitor Analysis
  • Business Modeling, Financial Forecasting
  • Ecosystem Asset and Inventory Mapping
  • Stakeholder Outreach, Engagement, and Onboarding
  • Economic and Social Impact Assessment


Articulate Your Vision & Story

You need to build consensus, which requires a crisp, compelling narrative backed by relevant data. We refine your concept storyline to bring your community, stakeholders, politicians, and other potential investors on board.

Services at this stage include:

  • Concept Overview, Storytelling Materials
  • Illustrations and Data Visualization
  • Stakeholder Onboarding, Engagement, and Outreach
  • Government Relations
  • Marketing Materials Development


Secure Investment & Funding

We have worked with more than 200 companies and communities and closed more than $350 million in deals, grants, and new revenue opportunities on behalf of our clients.

Services at this stage include:

  • Marketing Materials Development
  • Fund Identification
  • Fund Strategy Development
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Financial Modelling and Forecasting
  • Government Relations Strategy & Representation
  • Proposal & Grant-Writing


Launch Your Project

Let’s make it real. We go beyond delivering plans and materials by giving you guidance on how to confidently move forward with program development and delivery, network and partner expansion and tenant recruitment strategies.

Services at this stage include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Action Plan & Implementation Roadmap
  • Stakeholder Outreach, Engagement, and Onboarding
  • Partner Identification, Engagement, and Onboarding
  • Program Development
  • Execution & Implementation Support
  • Interim Leadership Support

Strategic Refinement

Adapt & Evolve

Your park, cluster or district is a living ecosystem that’s continually growing and changing. From governance and operations to business development and ongoing organizational structure, we help you capitalize on emerging opportunities.

Services at this stage include:

  • Concept Development
  • Strategic Planning and Visioning
  • Organizational Review, Diagnostics, & Benchmarking
  • Governance Review & Renewal
  • Change Management Strategic Design
  • Internal Change Management Sessions
  • Comparative Analysis
  • Company & Program (Re)Focusing & Positioning
  • Program Development
  • Soft-Landing Exchange Provision
  • Action Plan & Implementation Roadmap
  • Economic & Social Impact Assessment

Measure Your Impact

Assess Economic and Social Impacts

Along with measuring direct and indirect impacts on job growth, industry growth and transition, and taxation to the local community and state, Stiletto has a proprietary process for measuring social impact using the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. We go beyond the traditional metrics of jobs, GDP, and taxation impacts. Our process helps to identify ways you currently impact society as a whole – and more importantly specific intentional tactics and activities you can take to have an even greater impact.

Services at this stage include:

  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Deep Data Market Intelligence
  • Economic Impact Modelling
  • Social Impact Modelling
  • Future Forecasting to Drive Greater Economic and Social Impacts
  • Strategic Positioning
  • Concept Narrative Development and Storytelling
  • Communications Toolkits