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NSI Releases Stimulus Idea Book

Washington, D.C. — May 19, 2009 — National Strategies, LLC (NSI), a nationally recognized business-to-government consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., announced today the launch of the Bright Ideas Book, a collection of thought-provoking ideas for Governors, Mayors, Legislators and all public officials grappling with how best to invest the funding that is flowing from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“Our country’s political leaders face an extraordinary challenge and opportunity — how to best deploy billions of dollars to solve near-term economic challenges while also creating much needed momentum to take our communities and our nation back to long-term prosperity,” said Donna Harris, Partner and COO of NSI. “In an attempt to provide insight to these questions, we collaborated with leaders from private industry, associations, foundations, think tanks, non-profits and government — people with true passion for creating long-standing, positive outcomes for our communities. The Bright Ideas Book emerged from those conversations.”

“Our economy is in an unprecedented crisis and more than ever we need leaders to deliver new and innovative ideas,” said Parris Glendening, former Governor of the State of Maryland and Senior Advisor to NSI for Environment and Energy. “Our citizens and our communities need sustainable work and the nation is turning to our government leaders for guidance. There is an abundance of good ideas and innovation in our own backyard. This book represents some of those best ideas, ways in which our leaders can make a difference and transform our national economy.”

The Bright Ideas Book can be accessed from the following web page, where visitors can download a copy of the book, view it in virtual book form, or log onto the Bright Ideas Exchange to vote on their favorite bright ideas and share their own ideas through a collaborative online tool. See: www.nationalstrategies.com/brightideas.

A print edition of the Bright Ideas Book will be available in June by contacting NSI; and it will also available at upcoming conferences including the Conference of Mayors, National Council of State Legislators and National Association of County Officials.

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For more information, please contact Heather Sabharwal at hsabharwal@kglobal.com or 202-349-7016.