Our Services

Economic Development Consulting

  • Strategic Planning
  • Establishment of a Community’s Economic Development Corporation— by-laws, policies, procedures, etc.
  • Analysis—Community (SWOT) and Organization
  • Incentive Policy Creation and Negotiation
  • Marketing—Targeted, branding, etc.
  • Executive Search
  • Construction Management/Project Oversight—through an associated company, the Mike Barnes Group offers professional construction management/project oversight services to lenders, developers, contractors, and end users.
  • Through a related firm MBG provides,
    governmental staffing including city managers/department heads/chiefs of police, etc.
  • Through a related firm MBG provides,
    website design, development and consulting services.
  • Customized services as needed

Corporate Site Selection:

The Mike Barnes Group, Inc. has extensive experience in providing professional assistance to companies in their site selection process. 

The following companies represent a sample list of firms with which Mike Barnes has provided leadership in their site selection process either in location or expansion:

Ampacet-Terre Haute, IN

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas-
Lacy Lakeview, TX

Brinly-Hardy-Jeffersonville, IN

CBS/Sony-Terre Haute, IN

Caterpillar Financial Services, Plano, TX

CertainTeed-Waco, TX

Dwyer Group, Waco, TX

EDS-Plano, TX

GalvPro-Jeffersonville, IN

GEA, LLC (General Electric)-
Jeffersonville, IN

Hatteras Yachts-High Point, NC

High Point Furniture Industries-High Point, NC

Hyundai Furniture-High Point, NC

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Waco, TX

LHP Hospital Partners,Harker Heights, TX

Mannington Wood Floors-High Point, NC

Marathon Norco-Waco, TX

Marsh Cabinets-Florence Co., SC

Metals USA-Jeffersonville, IN

Roche Carolina, Inc. Florence, SC

Royal Classic Properties, Blanco, TX

Triad Hospitals, Clarksville, TN



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“The Burkburnett, Texas Development Corporation hired Mike Barnes Group to provide the executive search for its new Executive Director. Mike Barnes provided the Development Corporation with outstanding candidates, met timetables and kept our budget in mind throughout the search. His familiarity and knowledge of the pool of economic development professionals is second to none. We enjoyed working with Mike and recommend him to other agencies without hesitation.”

Michael Whaley, City Manager
City of Burkburnett, Texas