Community Opportunities Group, Inc. (COG) is a client-focused consulting firm specializing in community development and planning services. We work with cities, towns, non-profit organizations, and public agencies and offer expertise, depth of experience, and creativity to solve problems, shape communities, and build capacity.
Founded in 1979, COG began its practice by bringing HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to communities and special populations in need. We became recognized experts in packaging CDBG with other funds to help struggling communities improve the quality of life for their residents. COG’s success in community development enabled us to expand the firm’s horizons to include planning and zoning. As we grew, our community development work continued to inform and enrich the new projects we undertook.
Today, COG remains New England’s premier community development consulting firm. We believe that as a matter of basic fairness, every community deserves prosperity, efficacy, and a healthy future by choice, not chance. These beliefs guide our approach to the other core services we provide—municipal planning, zoning, housing policy, and heritage preservation.
COG’s reputation for excellence stems from many years of distinguished work. We respect our clients and value the trust they place in us to deliver professional, timely, and efficient services.