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.

BRG Services

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:

Community engagement programs The Barton Russell Group specializes in the design and management of strategic alliances and relationship-building programs...More »

“Main Street” revitalization solutions BRG’s unparalleled understanding of the obstacles faced by small communities...More »

Communications and public relations strategies BRG has decades of combined experience in running award-winning communications, public relations and media programs...More »

Grassroots mobilization initiatives Understanding the small town environment is critical to building grassroots support and running successful advocacy programs...More »

Government and community relations support BRG’s extensive experience and outreach capabilities with state and national governmental organizations and municipalities can help...More »

Reputation management programs Organizations looking to build or enhance their reputations at the local level will find BRG’s expertise a critical component for achieving their goals...More »

Hometown America marketing concepts BRG’s unparalleled knowledge of the small town marketplace, combined with the specific skills of our team...More »

Small town America travel and tourism – BRG's proprietary DiscoverSmallTownAmerica.com platform...More »