WASHINGTON, D.C.—National Strategies, a business-to-government consulting firm that helps companies understand and access government contracts, has acquired the Edison Group, a public affairs firm based in Atlanta. According to Donna Harris, COO of NSI, the acquisition adds “grassroots, grasstops, coalition building and a variety of communication services to our portfolio, further enhancing our ability to drive results for our clients.”
NSI’s resources include over 1,000 bipartisan consultants in every state capital, major city and county across the U.S., which the company leverages to pursue sales for its clients and influence policy through legislative and regulatory activities. The acquisition of the Edison Group, now known as NSI’s Public Affairs, adds an additional 1,000 community organizers, who are aligned by congressional district and can be called on as needed to execute grassroots, grasstops and other public affairs campaigns.
Says Darren Katz, principal of the Edison Group: “We cannot think of another organization with the depth and breadth of NSI, both by sector and in every geographic market around the country, which provides a broad range of services all designed to help clients create opportunities and solve problems.”