Avenue Advisory Group goes beyond the data.

The way we live and work is constantly changing. Unfortunately, corporate site selection is not keeping up. Vibrant communities are being reduced to byte-sized data points, entered into a matrix and casually dismissed.

We believe in building relationships, not simply completing transactions.

We help communities identify, evaluate and communicate the factors that promote investment and growth, while providing our corporate clients with a deep and nuanced understanding of the locations they are considering.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help communities and corporations find their best fit, position economic development organizations for success, and ensure that our corporate clients have the information they need to make critical business location decisions.

We embed ourselves in the community. We walk the streets. We sit in boardrooms. We listen to job seekers and decision-makers. We pride ourselves on gaining insight into factors that data can’t always account for.

Custom, comprehensive services
that scale to meet your needs.

Economic Development Consulting

Helping communities prepare for growth and investment.  

Labor Market Opportunity Analysis

Labor Market Opportunity Analysis

A fully embedded, in-market, quantitative and qualitative approach to determine what your labor market truly supports and which companies you should be pursuing.

Organizational Evaluation

Organizational Evaluation

We will tell you how your mission, structure, approach, resource allocation and overall operation compares with your competition.

Project Management Advisory

Project Management Advisory

From crafting effective RFP responses to executing flawless site visits, expert advice on how to convert opportunities into wins.

Marketing & Branding Strategies

Marketing & Branding Strategies

Align your internal and external message with your economic development goals and hone in on what makes your community the best choice.

Corporate Site Selection Services

Helping companies strategize and implement their next location decision.  

Location Advisory & Labor Market Optimization

Location Advisory & Labor Market Optimization

We bring a customized approach to location advisory, capturing both subjective and objective variables and determining the optimal solution – which is typically built around an ability to attract, engage, retain and inspire top talent.

Real Estate Services

Real Estate Services

The city, the building and the work environment play vital roles in ensuring successful business operations. Our partner network of full-time real estate professionals can lead your strategy or support your internal team.

Business Incentives

Business Incentives

Incentives were always viewed as “icing on the cake.” Now it is a fiduciary duty for many decision makers. We have been on the government side of the table and understand how to negotiate flexible, achievable and impactful incentive packages for our corporate clients.

About Avenue Advisory Group

Avenue Advisory Group was founded to help states, regions and communities implement strategies to stand out, compete for and win corporate projects. Our services also extend to corporate clients who are seeking a location advisory experience that isn’t transactional or impersonal, but is customized to deliver measurable results.

Mike Bennett

Founding Partner

As both as an economic developer and corporate site selector, Mike Bennett has helped hundreds of companies evaluate thousands of locations as they decided where to invest, expand or relocate.  Mr. Bennett has worked tirelessly to develop lasting partnerships with economic development groups across the country and is a strong advocate for his corporate clients, guiding them through critical and complex decisions.

His diverse portfolio of successful work includes projects in over 40 U.S. States and covers a wide range of industries. Mr. Bennett’s areas of expertise include labor analytics, location advisory, warehouse & distribution strategies, corporate relocations and global operations.

15+ Years Experience | Government & Private Sector | Headquarters & Small Businesses | Office, Industrial & Special Use | 40+ States

Marketing & Media Advisory
Gregory Lim

Marketing & Media Advisory

Real Estate Advisory
Hugh Williams

Real Estate Advisory

Creative & Branding Advisory
Rebecca Fernandez

Creative & Branding Advisory

Accounting & Finance Advisory
Gabriel Torre

Accounting & Finance Advisory

Workforce & Workplace Advisory
Max Hansen

Workforce & Workplace Advisory

Marketing & Media Advisory
Michael Bell

Marketing & Media Advisory

Real Estate Advisory
Angela Talbot

Real Estate Advisory

Creative & Branding Advisory
Duane Fernandez

Creative & Branding Advisory

Accounting & Finance Advisory
Lisa Yamakawa

Accounting & Finance Advisory

Workforce & Workplace Advisory
Erik Munck

Workforce & Workplace Advisory

Real Estate Advisory
George Pasquel, III

Real Estate Advisory

Accounting & Finance Advisory
Michael Lim

Accounting & Finance Advisory

Marketing & Media Advisory

Gregory Lim
Michael Bell

Real Estate Advisory

Hugh Williams
Angela Talbot
George Pasquel, III

Creative & Branding Advisory

Rebecca Fernandez
Duane Fernandez

Workforce & Workplace Advisory

Max Hansen
Erik Munck

Accounting & Finance Advisory

Gabriel Torre
Lisa Yamakawa
Michael Lim