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The Ferguson Group LLC (TFG) is a bipartisan government relations consulting firm founded in 1982. For 34 years, TFG has specialized in representing local communities on federal issues in Washington, D.C., where the firm is headquartered.

Over the course of our history, we have provided federal advocacy services to public and private entities in almost every state, including counties, cities, public works agencies, and joint powers authorities. We also advocate on behalf of national organizations focused on federal issues directly impacting local government: the National Association of Towns and Townships, the Manufacturing Alliance of Communities, and the Perfect Storm Communities Coalition.

Since our inception, TFG has focused on the needs of local government. Over the years, we have been active in developing and implementing legislation and regulation focused on building stronger communities. That work is done from the perspective of local and regional government. Our partners and other professional staff members have been deeply involved in virtually all major legislation impacting localities – including authorization and appropriation bills – since 1982, as congressional staff and as professional advocates representing municipal governments. TFG’s funding and policy success at the federal level on behalf of municipal government is unrivaled by any other firm. In fiscal years 2001 through 2008, TFG helped our clients secure nearly $1.5 billion in direct federal appropriations. Since the moratorium on congressional earmarks, TFG has helped our clients secure over $500 million in competitive grants. Equally important are our policy and regulatory successes which more often than not bring fiscal relief to our clients and the citizens they serve.

Highly Personalized Service

TFG professionals develop productive and long-standing relationships with our clients.  One of the cornerstones of our success is our level of communication and personalized service. Our lobbyists know their clients well and make personal visits, often multiple times a year, to the local communities they serve to educate themselves on the projects and issues first hand.

Team Approach

TFG’s approach to strategic staffing is to assemble a team of individuals who by education, training, and professional experience are best positioned to provide the greatest value to the client. Our team works closely together and draws from the expertise of all TFG professionals who are not specifically assigned to the client, but whose expertise enhances the team’s ability to provide unparalleled service.

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Focus on Local Communities

From day one, TFG's focus has been representing local communities in Washington, D.C. and empowering them with a voice in the nation's capitol. We look at national policy from the perspective of local agencies and work to ensure the decisions being made by Congress and the Administration don't have a negative impacts on local governments and help open doors to bring federal resources home.

Our Clients

Almost every client we represent serves local communities in some important way. From towns, to cities, to counties, to water districts, to transportation agencies, to regional consortia, to national organizations, to private companies, our clients strive to improve the lives of their citizens and so do we. This focus makes us the premier firm in Washington D.C. representing local interests.

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Innovative Client Services

Along with individualized reports on legislative and regulatory activities, our clients receive weekly legislative updates, weekly and quarterly grant alerts, and specialized client alerts. Additionally, we periodically host webinars on hot topics that include guest speakers, such as federal program managers. We also host a blog that highlights news and activities focused on local governments.

Careers at TFG

TFG has a diverse and dynamic workforce that focuses on client results and satisfaction.  TFG’s professional staff plays a critical role in our success. We look for creative thinkers who have demonstrated commitment, competence and teamwork.  We offer an outstanding employment experience in a culture where employees are challenged to give their best effort and are encouraged to grow with the firm.

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