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Diane C. Lupke, CEcD FM HLM

Diane Lupke has more than thirty years’ experience in economic development policy, governance, and community building. She has worked with government, business, non-profit organizations, tribal governments, and private foundations. Her work covers the breadth of economic development practice with a particular emphasis on emerging markets and economic opportunity.

Selected Subject Matter

Industrial Diversification

Conducted a competitive asset assessment and developed associated strategies for diversification of primary carbon intensive energy industries for Four Corners Economic Development San Juan County, New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. Provided training, facilitation, executive coaching, and organizational development.

Industrial Transition

Working with the City of Bluefield, West Virginia to restructure a coal and rail economy with innovation and entrepreneurship. Focusing on technology businesses and workers to map the supply chain, identify gaps, and realize opportunities. Provided training, facilitation, economic analysis, and organization development.

Regional Economic Strategy

Facilitated 16 cities, towns, and villages in Central Wisconsin to develop an overall economic strategy for the Regional Economic Growth Initiative as it transitioned from a resource-based economy to a more diverse industrial base. Analyzed major alternative industrial drivers in timber, pulp and wood products to support economic growth, and strategies to gain greater ROI from tourism, retail, and restaurant development.

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