Stop revenue shortfalls - retain businesses v. having to attract new ones in these times of crisis
Become a leader in economic development with all businesses in your community
Improve services to businesses without increasing costs though this easy digital transformation platform
Streamline and automate manual processes
Quick & easy deployment – be up and running within 2 weeks. Free for all businesses
Simple, intuitive, and easy for businesses to engage and understand
5X engagement compared to best-in-class B2B websites
Get accurate picture of city revenue recovery
Track economic recovery with real-time data
New features added weekly
Trusted Partner in Supporting Local Governments Nationwide
“State and local governments have become more willing to try implementing new systems using agile methodologies that fit better with the modern tech world.” - Government Technology
LiveStories is proud to be part of this group for 3 years in a row, leading the way forward to help local governments connect with their businesses to speed recovery, while saving costs & resources.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ How can we use FORWARD post-COVID?
- FORWARD can be used for long-term engagement within the business community
- FORWARD allows governments the ability to conduct business with businesses
+ We have budget shortfall, and this is extra cost for my city and county.
- FORWARD was built to help you to retain businesses. In most cases, saving between 3 to 8 businesses will pay for your investment of FORWARD.
+ Will this add more work for my over-extended staff?
- FORWARD will streamline the work of your team and expand the team’s capacity.
- With FORWARD, your team can provide direct, personalized, support to every business.
+ Will this duplicate the efforts of our economic development group?
- No, FORWARD augments your economic development team, enabling them to provide personalized service to every business.
+ Our businesses need help immediately. How quickly can we deploy this to our businesses?
- We can have your businesses using FORWARD within 14 days.
+ I have multiple cities in my region. Is there extra cost for each city to deploy a portal?
- No, there is no extra fee whether you want one portal for the region or separate portals for each city/county in the region.
Recent FORWARD Launches
- Launched with more than 30 local, state, and federal programs all in one location.
- Quick deployment & adoption
- Relief from local business licensing
- Up to 3 months of deferred sewer payments
- Free advertising with local radio & news outlets
- Request additional police patrols & neighborhood watch programs