Business Development

A knowledgeable helping hand.

You have a vision for the future of your business and we’re here to make it a reality. Cosgrove Public Affairs and our network of advisers can make the most of your time and resources by assisting in the
creation and implementation of a step-by-step plan designed to maximize opportunities and remove obstacles.

Cosgrove Public Affairs specializes in services to drive economic development in both the public and private sectors – marketing to and interfacing with businesses, all levels of government, and the
general public. We also provide a full spectrum of business advocacy services, regulatory/permitting management and policy development.

We are helping our clients achieve their goals in many fields including real estate, energy, engineering, telecommunications, IT, transportation and health care.


Cosgrove Public Affairs’ history of meaningful working-relationships with the Vermont legislative, business and government communities enables access to potential partners and opportunities that will help drive your business forward.

As the former Director of Business Development for the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation and as the Principal at Cosgrove Public Affairs, Brendan Cosgrove has worked with a diverse array of CEO’s, executives and management team personnel from over 260 companies in Chittenden County – learning from them the issues that impact business success in Vermont and developing agile strategies that address the unique needs of each client.

A former Director of Policy and Regulatory Management for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and current registered lobbyist, Cosgrove is experienced in providing guidance and strategy to solve clients needs in the regulatory and government relations arenas.


Strategy: Business Planning, Market Research and Analysis, Policy Development, Lead Generation, Project Management.

Economic Development: Regulatory Policy, Development, Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Appropriations, Taxation, Capital and Strategic Business Partnerships.

Public Affairs: Regulatory and Legislative Relations, Government Marketing, Networking, Media, Public Relations and Events.

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