Practical. Integrated.
Innovative. Expert.

Economic Development
  • Market Research and Target Industry Analysis
  • Trend Analysis and Thought Leadership
  • Strategy Consulting
  • Talent Solutions
  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Rural Competitiveness
  • Speaking Engagements and Workshops
  • Service Line Growth
  • Leadership and Workforce Development
  • Physician Engagement
Strategy / Marketing
  • Strategic Planning and Milestone Development
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Audience Identification

The Process


Uncover and understand the problems, issues, and data for each client. Learn the market, customers, competition and prospects that can move the needle of growth.



What is your unique path and plan to move the needle and grow?  What resources need to be brought together for success?


A plan to implement and support along the way to make measurable progress.


We ensure measurable outcomes and actionable plans.  Progress is tracked on a dashboard for all to know.
We track the impact of our work and projects to ensure return on investment.
We teach, lead, and model our work, so our clients can replicate on their own.
Carolyn Chrisman
Carolyn ChrismanOwner / Operator

Carolyn Chrisman has more than a decade of experience in economic development in a rural area focusing on workforce development, business development strategies, innovation, emerging areas, and more to grow the local economy.

As an economic development practitioner, Carolyn has worked projects of numerous sizes and industries. The largest was a $250M business retention and expansion project of a food processor that expanded a facility by 260,000 square feet, retained 500 jobs and added 500 new jobs. Other BRE projects included small $1M-$2M investments in machinery and equipment. New investment projects have entailed commercial/retail, call centers, and renewables. A renewable investment attraction project consisted of a 175 turbine, 400 MW wind farm. Efforts included workforce training and support, community education and communication, and state law policy changes. New and emerging issues include renewable energy, broadband, workforce issues such as affordable housing and childcare, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Carolyn believes the future of rural America is bright as long as community stakeholders work together, embrace change and innovation, and provide the leadership necessary to progress.

Jason Chrisman
Jason ChrismanCo-Owner / Co-Operator

Jason Chrisman has multiple years of experience in healthcare management in a rural setting focusing on hospital operations, service line growth, workforce development, business development strategies, employee engagement, and community involvement.

As a healthcare administrator and now CEO, Jason has had multiple experiences developing strategy to engage the healthcare community. He has worked to recruit physicians, grow surgery volume, capture market share, and been involved in tele-health expansion into rural Missouri. Jason also has been leading during COVID-19 and refocusing his team’s efforts during the global pandemic. His efforts also have included workforce training and support, community education and communication, and state law policy changes. New and emerging issues include attracting physicians to rural Missouri, Medicaid expansion, workforce issues such as nursing shortages and other support staff, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Chrisman Consulting was formed in 2021 to provide business consulting to a wide variety of businesses, industries, and issues. The Chrisman team knows how to assess and diagnose the issues you face, and how to develop solutions that work at all levels.
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