Who we are…

Community Growth Strategies (CGS) is a dynamic, successful consulting firm experienced in working in communities, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, or convention visitor bureaus to formulate an achievable strategy containing the tactics, or action steps, to accommodate and encourage economic growth. We fully understand the need for an achievable plan of action even in those communities and organizations with limited resources, challenging location, or other monumental challenges.

Our firm brings the highly successful experience and skills of its founder, Jim Fram, a tenured professional economic developer/chamber executive and former CEO who is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) as well as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE). He has enjoyed success in job creation, new capital investment, increasing of public revenues, and product development in larger metro areas like Little Rock, AR, Lincoln, NE and Tulsa, OK to medium size cities such as Hot Springs, AR, Bartlesville, OK, and Killeen/Fort Hood, TX, to smaller communities such as Dewey, OK and Harrison, AR. READ MORE