Consultation for Economic and Community Development

  1. General Motors

  2. Lockheed Martin

  3. Anheuser-Busch

  4. Bristol Myers-Squibb

  5. And others

With more than four decades of experience in the field, Irwin Davis is a nationally recognized leader in regional economic development and urban planning.  Davis holds a unique expertise in producing solutions for communities transitioning from an older manufacturing-based platform to a more globally competitive information and knowledge based economy.

Davis has been the architect of successful public-private partnerships involving every level of government - from towns and villages to federal agencies - and a broad range of corporations. These corporations have included:

ILDavis offers planning solutions for the public, private and economic development sectors on a strategic and tactical basis to enhance opportunities for community growth.

He has also engineered successful new collaborations between university and industry which has resulted in new products, new jobs and economic growth for their communities.

Mr. Davis is the former president & CEO of the Metropolitan Development Foundation in Syracuse, New York.  The Metropolitan Development Foundation fulfills a critically important role in the efforts of the CenterState CEO to improve economic vitality and quality of life in the Central New York region.  Incorporated in 1981, the MDF is a 501(c)3 public foundation that serves as the CenterState CEO’s vehicle for the funding and implementation of projects of importance to the region.