Strategic Alliances: Companies We Recommend

There are certain other consultancies that we have worked with and believe in. Their core competencies and missions differ from that of BBA, but we do tend to complement each other. We have a common belief that our top priority is serving our clients and providing great value.


BBA endorses and recommends Executive Pulse and Context Design Group.



ExecutivePulse has been serving the needs of government, economic and workforce development and allied professions throughout North America since 1996. The company provides customer-focused technology, training and support for business retention and expansion (BR&E), business recruitment, entrepreneurial development and workforce initiatives. But it is best known for its work in BR&E.

Since 1996, ExecutivePulse Founder and President Laith Wardi has provided business retention and expansion certification training for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). He is consistently among the highest rated instructors for that international organization. 

Laith is also an instructor for the University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute (OUEDI). He provides instruction for their online business retention and expansion

 course offering which dovetails with, and expands upon, IEDC curriculum. Laith regularly speaks to audiences throughout North America on BR&Edatabase marketing and the assimilation of technology. 




Based in Greenville, S.C., Context Design Group provides integrated industrial planning and design services to corporate clients.

Using proven programming techniques, Context Design Group offers clients process-focus design that shows how a future facility would look and operate on any given site to meet “big picture” objectives. BBA and Context Design Group announced their strategic alliance on Oct. 7, 2018. You can read the press release here.

The company delivers long-term, strategic solutions by creating an operational master plan that accounts for a company’s processes, organizational structure and changing needs for the future.

David Lewis founded Context Design Group in 2002. Lewis and Barber first met in 2001 when Barber was working at the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, and Lewis was involved in the design of the Hyundai assembly plant in Montgomery, Ala.


“This alliance between BBA and Context Design Group makes a lot of sense because now we are able to offer more and better services to companies that are looking to expand in new locations. We can also help economic development organizations that need a newly designed industrial park,” said

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