Why is this man smiling? Thanks to a wind farm, the town he represents in Congress lowered its property taxes, even though the town's last factory left years ago. Lots of folks in the town were against the wind farm. But then they learned dairy cows would continue to graze the fields around the turbines, and local folks could work there, rather than having to move away to find jobs.
Too often the benefits of renewable energy development or other modern changes in our electric system get an immediate negative reaction, and people get even angrier when no one is listening to their concerns.
At JHB Strategies, we have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of development. We know that host communities matter, and that people deserve to be heard right from the very start of a plan for a project. But how can you reach out to the community without stirring up rumors and fears? JHB Strategies' expertise in this is hard earned. We don't believe in secrets or the bait and switch. If you want real community acceptance and consensus, we can help.
And then there are the projects that get off on the wrong foot. There was miscommunication. Or maybe mistakes were made. But with a fresh approach, there's always a chance to mend fences. Advice and a plan from JHB Strategies can give you your best shot at turning things around.