Project Description

Strategic Advisory
Multi-Jurisdictional Project Coordination

Resolute’s strategic communications team is unmatched in our ability to design and implement programs that inform the general public, elected officials, civic and business leaders, community advocates and other stakeholders on client issues and opportunities.

Republic Services – Short Creek

Building a supportive coalition and persuasive message to pass a referendum

PROJECT: Republic Services is the country’s second largest waste service provider. Republic needed approval of a referendum question, to allow an increase in the volume of waste accepted at its Short Creek Landfill in Wheeling, WV. The landfill facility faced possible closure if the expansion was not approved.

STRATEGY: Resolute developed a campaign to create a coalition supporting the referendum, by arguing the increased tonnage would result in more jobs and increased tax revenue. The “Yes to Short Creek” campaign used key endorsements to target voters with messages from trusted community figures.

OUTCOME: With just eight weeks before the campaign, we developed and implemented a winning plan focused on the economic impact and benefits to the community, while positioning Republic as a company with a good track record of operating in Ohio County.

A. Finkl & Sons

Making a corporate industry a neighborhood ally and defining its role in the community

PROJECT: A. Finkl & Sons is the world’s leading supplier of forging die steels, plastic mold steels, die casting tool steels and custom open-die forgings. Resolute Consulting implemented a public outreach campaign to build support for the steel manufacturer’s proposed new facility on Chicago’s South Side. The company planned to invest $140 million in the community for a new 44-acre manufacturing campus to serve as Finkl’s North American headquarters.

STRATEGY: Resolute’s plan was designed to inform the general public, elected officials, civic and business leaders, community advocates, and other stakeholders of the benefits the new plant will bring to the area.

OUTCOME: We gained support from all levels of government, resulting in an assistance package of $40 million, and handled all outreach activities and public processes, resulting in no work stoppages or filings by objectors.