See what our clients say about our work.


Aliens need to abduct Kennedy Smith and download her vast knowledge in order to save our species from annihilation. She showcases the best of us, and never fails to be our equivalent of the statue of liberty, holding a torch to light the way shining light on the bright solutions from small towns, small cities, and major cities. She is an oracle - and seems like a great broad, too!
— Tweet from CityWorks xpo 2013
 
Again, thank you for your sage counsel. Your depth of knowledge on revitalization is astounding and is a true help to struggling communities like ours.
— Executive director, Main Street program
 
I recommend Kennedy and CLUE Group to any client or partner in need of a wise and innovative expert on markets and real estate development
— Chief Operating Officer, real estate development firm
 
Your work generated so much enthusiasm here that, within several months of your report, we literally tripled our program’s funding.
— Executive director, Main Street program
 
The day after your meeting, we got $25,000 in new commitments from people who said that, if the ideas you presented are the ones that we are pursuing, they want to support us.
— Executive director, downtown BID
 
Kennedy’s presentation at the Mayors’ Institute on City Design was highly relevant and she made it come alive for the mayors we had gathered. The group of mayors in attendance ranked her presentation among the highest.
— Executive director, Mayors' Institute on City Design
 
[Josh] is deeply rooted in the preservation and revitalization fields, and consistently delivers high quality training and consulting services to his clients. His thoughtful analysis and great sense of humor make an otherwise dry topic engaging for our partners!
— Director, municipal economic development agency
 
Your work was especially well received, and I appreciate the way you just went right to work and scoped your study to provide relevant and complete high-level findings appropriate to the amount of time allocated. You really lived up to your reputation - thank you for that.
— Project manager, urban design firm
 
We found working with the CLUE Group a rewarding experience not only because they are professional but their sincere interest in our community made the partnership a positive one.
— Executive director, Chamber of Commerce
 
Kennedy has robust experience and expertise in downtown revitalization and is generous in sharing that with those working on enhancing their downtown’s economic and community development.
— - Executive director, Main Street program