Economic development specialists connecting business and government
Anderson Strategic Advisors, LLC is a Boston area economic development and government relations firm that specializes in forging efficient and productive relationships between business and government. Our mission is to provide high quality, value-add services that enable businesses to work with governments in the most effective and efficient way.
Anderson offers expertise in business incentive programs and infrastructure financing tools, economic development strategy, land use planning and permitting, and government relations.
Anderson helps its clients to identify solutions and opportunities, generate road maps to achieving goals, and implement strategies that deliver tangible results. With our assistance, Anderson clients are able to access public financing and incentives programs, save countless hours navigating government hurdles and red tape, and manage government relationships most effectively.
Identifying business development opportunities, generating innovative solutions, and solving problems
Establishing efficient and effective road maps, accessing government programs, and managing relationships
Delivering tangible outcomes, detecting and troubleshooting challenges, and navigating red tape
April Anderson is President of Anderson Strategic Advisors, a Boston area economic development and government relations firm that specializes in forging productive relationships between business and government. Anderson assists private and public sector clients with real estate entitlements and infrastructure financing, government incentives, and economic development policy and planning. April has expertise in shaping public policy and putting government programs to work in real world scenarios, and she has been a leading voice in economic development in Massachusetts for two decades.
April has extensive government experience, having served as Governor Deval Patrick’s Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, Regulatory Ombudsman and State Permitting Ombudsman, Governor Mitt Romney's Chief of Staff for Business Development, and in other policy roles in the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives. She has worked with cities and towns for twenty years and has strong relationships with municipal governments across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. April also served as Public Affairs Director and Director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship at the Pioneer Institute, a Boston-based think tank, and she remains involved with policy making organizations in Massachusetts.
April provides her clients with expert advice in the areas of navigating government regulations, building economic development strategy, accessing infrastructure financing tools and business incentive programs, developing public-private partnerships, and managing public affairs and government relations. She represents business before governments at the local and state level, and has successfully helped her clients to secure tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure financing and business incentives, and save countless hours navigating government hurdles and red tape.
April is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and currently Chairs the ICSC Infrastructure Task Force. As a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), she sits as an expert panelist for ULI’s National Advisory Services Panels throughout the United States, and was recognized as ULI's “2016 Rising Star” for her work with Advisory Services. She sits on the Beth Israel Deaconess-Milton Hospital Board of Overseers, has served as a judge for the Pioneer Institute's nationally-recognized Better Government Competition, and is a member of the National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP), serving on NAIOP's Government Affairs Committee. She is an elected member of Town Meeting in Milton, Massachusetts, where she also served as an elected member of the Planning Board, serving as Chair from 2020 to 2021, and as an appointed member of the Capital Planning Committee. April holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts.
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