Press release

23 Mar 2020

Avalanche Consulting joins Economic Development Advisory practice in EY US’ Tax Services

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced today that Avalanche Consulting has joined the Economic Development Advisory practice in EY US’ Tax Services.

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced today that Avalanche Consulting has joined the Economic Development Advisory practice in EY US’ Tax Services. Avalanche founder and CEO Amy Holloway will serve as National Director and as a principal of EY US.

For the past 15 years, Avalanche has provided economic development consulting services to development organizations, chambers of commerce, city and county governments, workforce development entities, foundations, and institutions of higher education in more than 150 communities across the United States. The Avalanche team brings a holistic approach that integrates custom research, stakeholder engagement, global market intelligence and sector-specific insights to help its clients become more prosperous.

“The addition of Avalanche takes our tax and government and public sector service offerings to the next level,” said Marna Ricker, EY Americas Vice Chair of Tax Services. “Avalanche applies authentic, original strategies supported by an understanding of the complexities of today’s economic development landscape. We are excited that Amy Holloway and her team will drive the next wave of our Economic Development Advisory services and work with our existing network of professionals to generate community and company value alike.”

The economic development team connects to EY US’ tax, policy, industry sector, and global services and resources with a portfolio of practical solutions to programs: evaluating current economic conditions, benchmarking and offering strategic advice. The expanded group is poised to share leading practices on issues critical to a community’s economic growth such as leadership, talent, business development, infrastructure, image and public policy.

“I’m proud of our positive impact on communities that want to energize their economies and become more attractive to residents and businesses alike,” said Holloway. “Our clients have developed strategies that have created tens of thousands of jobs and more prosperous economies for people living in our client communities. Our long-term mission to generate sustainable and inclusive economic growth aligns well with EY’s purpose to build a better working world. We have worked with EY in the market and have been impressed by their exceptional client service, their deep breadth of service offerings, and how our services complement one another to benefit our clients.”

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