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Consultant expands from Paonia to D.C.

Mountain West Strategies, a Paonia-based consulting firm engaged in some of Colorado’s largest conservation, public lands and community campaigns of the last decade, has opened an office in the nation’s capital, in Farragut Center about four blocks from the White House.

Mountain West Strategies specializes in public and stakeholder outreach, campaign and communication strategy, grassroots tactics and community engagement.

“This is an exciting expansion of the services we provide our partners and clients,” said Pete Kolbenschlag, founder and principal of Mountain West. “Not only will we be able to uniquely represent western Colorado businesses, community organizations and associations in the nation’s capital, we will also be able to better offer select national clients an on-the-ground presence in the red, blue and purple-hued counties of a key bellwether state.”

Kolbenschlag founded Mountain West Strategies as a boutique consulting firm specializing in community-based advocacy strategies. Since then it has provided services to more than 20 campaigns, organizations and businesses around the United States, with the majority of that work focused in and around western Colorado.

Representing decades of experience working in the Mountain West on public lands, energy and recreation issues, Mountain West Strategies is expanding work into new venues it considers ripe for strategic engagement, including renewable energy, alternative power, industrial hemp and sustainable communities.

Mountain West Strategies services include research and analysis, government and external affairs, stakeholder relations, content generation and communication planning.

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