Firm Profile

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Offices in WA and OR

FCS GROUP, established in 1988, provides utility rate and fee consulting, utility management consulting, financial planning and analysis, and economic services to public sector clients inclusive of city and county governments, municipal corporations, ports, special purpose districts, and state agencies.

As an independent and objective firm, FCS GROUP has delivered high-quality, cost-effective consulting services in over 3,000 engagements and served more than 650 clients. Our staff of 25 serves clients throughout the western United States and Canada from locations in Redmond, Washington, and Lake Oswego, Oregon.

FCS GROUP is a commercial enterprise in the business of providing financial, economic, and management consulting services. We facilitate sound decision-making and management by public officials and stakeholders by applying a solutions-focused analytical approach to public sector issues and programs, often in support of life-sustaining infrastructure and improved quality of life.

In everything we do, we strive to make the name FCS GROUP synonymous with the word “Excellence.” We aspire to be recognized and highly sought after as an exemplary provider of financial, economic, and management consulting solutions that support better and more effective stewardship and management of public resources. Our success is measured by our ability to deliver exceptional service, high quality work, and innovative solutions to our clients; to meet the financial expectations of our shareholders; and to maintain a stable, challenging and enriching environment for our employees.

FCS GROUP’s management team includes professionals with backgrounds in public administration, management, finance, accounting, economics and engineering disciplines. These analytically-focused perspectives equip us to address government finance, public reserve fund, IT and operational challenges while maintaining fixed attention on organizational sensitivities, policy drivers, and stakeholder priorities.

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FCS GROUP has performed over 3,000 utility finance and rate development projects for local communities including defining revenue requirements with comprehensive financial modeling tools, performing long-term capital management strategies, and developing full cost-of-service rates. We work with agencies large and small in urban and suburban areas, rural systems, regions with seasonal/climate sensitivities, and communities with special commercial/industrial needs. We are experts and educators in utility rate policies and practices, and are attentive to legal constraints in every location we work. We have invested time with agency staff, policymakers, stakeholders, and customers to improve your utility’s long-term financial health and integrity.

Learn more about our Utility Rate and Fee Consulting practice here.

FCS GROUP offers tailored business management solutions. We assist with the formation and merger of utilities, perform cost-benefit analyses, develop strategic business plans, and negotiate complicated wholesale agreements—helping your utility maintain its resiliency in an ever-changing environment.

Learn more about our Utility Management practice here.

FCS GROUP financial consultants specialize in helping local and state governments, regional agencies and public safety entities address and solve issues involving policy objectives, public finance, cost recovery, facility financing and long-term facility reinvestment funding, and organizational performance. We have a broad understanding and specific expertise on local and state government policymaking; how the many different governmental functions are performed; and what role elected officials, the public, community organizations and employees have in making governments responsive to community needs.

Learn more about our General Government Financial Analysis practice here.

FCS GROUP economists help governments create vibrant sustainable communities. We model the fiscal and social return on public investments and provide creative ways of funding projects and services. Challenges turn into opportunities as we support goals aimed at fair housing and job creation.

Learn more about our Economic and Funding Strategies practice here.