Indianapolis-based economic planning firm Thomas P. Miller and Associates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Tennessee nonprofit. The agreement with Memphis Bioworks Foundation involves working together on efforts including consulting services and grant applications.

May 14, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — Indianapolis-based Thomas P. Miller and Associates (TPMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Memphis Bioworks Foundation, a Tennessee 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that calls for the two firms to collaborate on potential projects, such as grant applications and consulting services.

“The two firms will share their respective areas of expertise and work together where it makes sense,” said Thomas P. Miller, President and CEO of Thomas P. Miller and Associates. “We each have our own areas of focus and expertise, and we are seeing many opportunities and projects these days that call for skill sets that require the talents of both of our firms. As such, we will join forces wherever we can to offer our clients a more robust and specialized set of services.”

TPMA specializes in providing strategic planning services in education, workforce development, economic development, research, evaluation and grant writing, while Memphis Bioworks has extensive expertise in life sciences, innovation, entrepreneurship, workforce development, venture capital and angel investing, and coalition-building and sector partnerships.

“Our two firms both practice and espouse the importance of collaboration to and among our clients, and that is exactly what we are doing with this agreement,” said Steve Bares, PhD, President and Executive Director of Memphis Bioworks. “This partnership allows us to leverage the strengths and focus areas of each of our firms to address strategic economic needs in communities around the country.”

About Thomas P. Miller and Associates (TPMA): TPMA is a national consulting and management firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana with offices located in Youngstown, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky. TPMA has been developing and implementing strategic plans and serving as a change agent for over 25 years. Our focus is not just on research and analysis and strategic ideas, but strategic leadership and action-oriented goals – helping leaders to identify opportunities and mobilize multiple resources for implementation. For more information, visit or follow @tpma_inc on Twitter.

About Memphis Bioworks Foundation: Memphis Bioworks is the Mid-South’s go-to organization for creating companies, jobs and investments in bioscience and sustainability. A visionary community leader, Memphis Bioworks has a well-established record of sparking new levels of economic vitality by investing in entrepreneurs, building state-of-the-art labs and facilities, and training the next generation of workers. For more information, visit, Facebook at or follow @MemphisBioworks on Twitter.

Source: Thomas P. Miller and Associates

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