We value the communities served by our efforts above all else.
Our clients and project partners will attest to it.
Robin C. Fitzpatrick
"Community and economic development is not an industry that requires a specific set of skills, it requires many. It’s financially prohibitive to hire the number of employees necessary to offer comprehensive services, especially when they are not needed on a daily basis.
We’ve engaged GMS Funding Solutions so often and for so many diverse projects that they really feel like part of our team. We’ve requested something as simple as a funding search to managing a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) from application to audit, and each time the results are incomparable.
GMS is our go-to for everything we can’t do!"
About Adams Economic Alliance
The Adams Economic Alliance delivers low, fixed-rate financing programs, training programs, and a referral network of partners focused on business retention, expansion, attraction, and workforce development.
The partners comprising Adams Economic Alliance include the Adams County Economic Development Corporation, the Adams County Industrial Development Authority, and the Adams County General Authority.
About Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
TPD is an engineering consulting firm specializing in transportation and related environmental and construction engineering. The firm serves the eastern United States with offices across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and the Carolinas.
With over 200 members, 13 office locations, and an ever-expanding repertoire of services, TPD has achieved notable growth since its founding in 1989. In 2021, Engineering News-Record (ENR) Named TPD in the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States.
"In a day when the need for infrastructure investment is high and outpaces available resources, it is critical that municipalities and Developers alike partner with a funding team who has the knowledge, experience and relationships to secure those limited funds. GMS is that team; Amy and her colleagues have an in-depth knowledge of the available funding options to meet a variety of infrastructure needs, and they create a comprehensive strategy to secure and administer those funds.
If funding consultants are judged by their success rate in obtaining funding for their Clients, then GMS’ track record speaks for itself – I have yet to work on a project with GMS where they have not successfully obtained significant public funding for our Client! For this reason, I highly recommend Amy and the GMS team."
“Working with the team at GMS has been a significant benefit to our project .
They laid out a funding strategy and brought it to fruition with more than $2.7 million in grant awards toward transportation and sewer infrastructure .
The GMS team worked closely with our elected officials, the funding and permitting agencies, the municipality, the municipal authority, our traffic and civil engineers, and our attorneys to shepherd us through the public funding process .
We were very pleased with the results. The GMS team did a great job!”
About Wojdak Government Relations
The Wojdak approach to lobbying has enabled the firm to earn the respect and trust of elected officials from both sides of the aisle for more than 40 years. The integrity of their information, their hard-earned credibility, and their strict confidences ensure that they have the trust of decision-makers in government.
Wojdak's service areas include Lobbying Services, Appropriation Issues, Economic Development Assistance, Health Care Consulting, Philadelphia City Hall Lobbying, Strategic Communications, and Legislative and Regulatory Monitoring.
“I’m proud to partner with GMS as they have quickly become one of the premier economic development consulting firms in Pennsylvania.
Bryan Salzmann and Amy Kronenberg lead a talented team, capable of handling the most complex of projects.
My career has afforded me the opportunity to deal with dozens of consultants and I can say, without question, their knowledge and tenacity is as good as any I’ve seen in my decades of service in Harrisburg.”
"Amy, and her team has done an outstanding job for us, from start to finish! They work hard to navigate the requirements of the programs.
They have shown knowledgeable determination, responsiveness, and respect. We would use them again and recommend them to others."
Andrew I. Dalton
"We will be forever grateful to the fantastic team at GMS. Our nonprofit's capital campaign was made considerably easier by their professionalism, care, attention to detail, and community spirit.
During each phase of our project, they provided invaluable consulting and grant management services and could be relied upon to handle complex projects and deliver positive results.
They are a pleasure to work with, and we were lucky to have them on our team!"
About Adams County Historical Society
Located in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) preserves over three centuries of remarkable history. With over one million historic items in its care, ACHS inspires people of all ages to discover the fascinating story of one of America’s most famous communities.
The current headquarters of the Adams County Historical Society is at 368 Springs Avenue, Gettysburg, at the Edmund Wolf House on the campus of the United Lutheran Seminary.
"In today’s complex and dynamic world of public governance, it is vital to have access to knowledgeable and seasoned experts to guide and lend support to developing and implementing policy, securing funding, and moving projects forward.
Through its unmatched professionalism and capabilities, GMS offers a comprehensive array of services and intangible skills to not only meet these demands but to deftly surpass them, as well as delivering on their promises. "
About South Middleton Township
Incorporated in 1810, South Middleton Township is home to 15,500 people, has an area of 49.5 square miles, and is traversed by 104 miles of roads. It is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors and is operated under the direction of a manager.
The Township has its own highly-rated school district which encompasses the same geographic boundaries. With ten parks dispersed throughout South Middleton Township, the community is very focused on recreational opportunities. Since 2012, the Township has acquired or improved over 200 acres of public parkland, trails, and recreational areas. In addition to their expanding number of parks and recreational opportunities, the Township also recently acquired the once private N94-Carlisle Airport.
About Ironwood Property
Ironwood will only focus on projects where it can apply its expertise and add tangible value. We focus on every aspect of a project and work to maximize value for everyone involved:
Below-market acquisitions by identifying off-market, distressed sites and/or difficult assemblages
Resolution of physical issues such as environmental contamination, traffic congestion and site conditions
Identifying common ground to facilitate permitting for contentious projects
Construction savings from design efficiency and lower cost solutions
Increased income from design efficiency and market comparable knowledge
Financing savings from broad lender relationship pool, creative financing and track record of success
Identifying and securing “alternative financing” from public and private sectors
Cost savings from project professionals that discount to achieve higher volume clients
First-class construction and operations to retain value over time for the occupants, investors, municipalities and neighbors
"I have worked with Amy in various capacities for more than ten years and GMS has become our go-to for any public funding needs. The GMS team understands how to align competitive grant, loan and tax incentive proceeds with various extraordinary costs that might otherwise inhibit complex development projects.
My first experience with Amy and her team was on a 565,000 SF power center. The project was plagued with financial impediments that were ultimately overcome with more than $20 million in public funding assistance for public infrastructure, remediation and site preparation.
Needless to say, I highly recommend this team."
"Greene Township, Franklin County has been a client of GMS for the past six years, and during this time GMS have helped us secure over $1.6 million dollars in grants! The grants that GMS has helped us secure have funded projects from feasibility studies to historical preservation projects to large transportation projects involving multiple Municipalities. GMS has the expertise to deal with officials from County Offices, DCED, Penn Dot and other State agencies.
GMS has saved Greene Township a great deal of time and money by handling the grant process every step of the way – from grant writing to the administration, quality control, project oversight and payment request. They are a one-stop-shop.
The GMS team has been an absolute pleasure to work with. They are extremely knowledgeable, professional and always prompt in responding to all of our needs."
About Greene Township
Established in 1788, with a total area of 57.3 square miles, Greene Township lies on the northeast side of the Borough of Chambersburg. The three main villages, Greenvillage, Scotland and Fayetteville are essentially tied together by Black Gap Road (State Route 997). The township is also intersected by two major highway systems, Interstate 81 and U.S. Route 11.
There are over two hundred businesses thriving in the area. Greene Township takes pride in the fact that there have been no Township real estate taxes since 1980.
Caledonia State Park is on the eastern edge of the township, and Michaux State Forest occupies much of the remaining portions of the mountain in the township. Part of the Letterkenny Army Depot is in the west. A large portion of the Township remains in agricultural land; over 6,000 acres are encompassed in various Agricultural Security Areas.
"When it comes to finding long-term funding solutions for your organization, GMS is the go to firm for all your needs.
The firm brings knowledgeable, professional staff who will give your organization the attention it deserves.
When you engage with GMS you can be assured you are getting the best skills in the industry."
About Novak Strategic Advisors
The Novak team is senior-level and connected. They know what works because they have 75 years of experience wrapped up in one proven team. They know who will make it work because of established, active relationships on the ground and at the most local levels. These relationships reflect and respond to the current professional and political climate. When you work with us, you’ll find a direct connection between our experienced professionals and our clients.
NSA’s team has deep roots that stretch from City Avenue and Main Street to suburban neighborhoods and the most rural back roads. They know and work with public officials at all levels of government, professional associations, issue stakeholders and coalitions, and the most grassroots of community organizations. As a result, Novak Strategic Advisors can build Issue Advocacy campaigns and strategic alliances based on a foundation of relationships that are active and functioning in the constituencies and communities you are seeking to impact.
Immediate Past President
The Northern York County Historical And Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) engaged GMS two years ago on the recommendation of one of our local legislators. Their professionalism and networking skills were instrumental in securing a $500,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) Grant for the Historic Eichelberger Distillery project. Their intimate knowledge of the RACP process has helped us navigate the complex requirements of the grant application and administration.
Additional grants that GMS secured include: a Keystone Grant that has helped us fund materials costs for the distillery project; YoCo Strong Recovery Grants for non-profit organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; and other funding for historical and educational projects at the Historic Dills Tavern Site.
Their research and persuasive writing skills captured our proposals and project goals in a compelling and convincing narrative. They are always responsive to our communications and willing to offer their expertise in promoting our interests and programs.
GMS and their talented staff have been invaluable to NYCHAPS' Mission and Vision.
About Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society
The Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) was formed in 1984 to promote and encourage the study, collection, and preservation of the historical and cultural heritage of the area within Pennsylvania’s Northern York County School District, halfway between Harrisburg and Gettysburg.
NYCHAPS hosts a wide variety of historical programs and cultural events throughout the year at our two properties, Dill’s Tavern and the Maple Shade Barn. Take a look at our upcoming events and mark your calendar for a trip back in history. We encourage all of our visitors to interact with our historical settings and artifacts.