Welcome to the Barton Russell Group
Your connection to everything small town
The Barton Russell Group knows small town America, its 34,000 small communities and the more than 140 million people who live in them. We have the proven experience and capabilities needed to build, launch and manage winning projects, programs and services to help clients navigate this vibrant marketplace.
BRG uses a time-tested collaboration process that brings together stakeholders, partners and well-chosen centers of influence to produce winning outcomes.
Barton Russell has had the lead role in designing and successfully executing numerous “Main Street USA” projects and programs for Fortune 500 companies and others, including:
- The Best Small Towns in America challenge, a community revitalization contest sponsored by a major, international distillery
- The American Hometown Leaders Award program, a multi-year, $4 million community development grant program sponsored by a global retailing corporation
- The National Center for Small Communities, provider of research, training and technical assistance services for local governments, launched with a $1 million investment by the world's largest package delivery company
- The Small Town Economic Assistance Program, a $1/4 billion fund for local economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life capital projects, and to preserve the historical integrity and beauty of small towns.
Our key service offerings are intended to make small towns better places in which to work, live and do business, and to help clients do good while doing well. These include:
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The $10 million America's Best Communities program, launched in 2014 by Frontier Communications and the DISH Network, and cosponsored by CoBank and The Weather Channel, will be announcing the winners of its three year community revitalization contest.