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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Utopia President & CEO, Steve Murphy Shope, is a development expert of 24 years with a track record of achieving sustainable growth for businesses of all sizes. In 2014, the company that Steve was leading as Chief Operating Officer, was recognized by PA Governor Tom Corbett for becoming a leading job creator in rural Pennsylvania.

There is no one-size-fits-all program for maximizing growth and profitability. Steve brings a depth and breadth of experience that crosses countless industries, cultures and environments.

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NON-PROFIT LEADERSHIP
Above: Utopia President & CEO, Steve Murphy Shope, leading a presentation to law enforcement at Mansfield University as part of a collaborative effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration aimed at building a statewide opioid coalition.

Successfully leading a non-profit organization can be challenging. We can provide technical guidance in strategic planning, grant writing & administration, capital campaign fundraising, volunteer recruitment and organizational development. Give your organization the firm footing you need to serve your mission with confidence and measurable impact.

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COMMUNITY-BUILDING
Above: Utopia President, Steve Murphy Shope, with Martin Luther King, III, son of the late Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Community-Building is the process of knitting together a fabric of people who share a “common unity” in something. That could be a neighborhood, a city, a cause, a campaign – anything really. Doing it effectively requires strategy, tools, execution and metrics. We have successfully built community in scenarios ranging from impoverished neighborhoods to the opioid epidemic to historic preservation. We can guide you in the process or take the lead, depending on your needs.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Above: Utopia President & CEO, Steve Murphy Shope, standing near the peripheral streetscape at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

Economic Development has many forms. Whether consulting or serving as a principal on your project, Utopia brings decades of expertise that will help you move the needle on economic indicators in your area. Mr. Shope’s areas of development expertise includes focuses on Tourism, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Small Business and Cottage Industry. Additionally, Mr. Shope has a great deal of experience consulting Main Street, Elm Street and Downtown Revitalization programs.

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GOVERNMENT
Above: Utopia President & CEO, Steve Murphy Shope, with the North Lawn of the White House in the background.

Utopia works with governments on a variety of issues including economic development, streamlining processes, research & analysis and organizational optimization. Our President & CEO, Steve Murphy Shope, is currently serving in his 3rd temporary excepted service appointment with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. He has also served as a Government Charter Commissioner studying 3rd class cities in Pennsylvania, forms of government and Home Rule Charters.

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ENTREPRENEUR COACHING
Above: Utopia President & CEO, Steve Murphy Shope, teaching an economics and entrepreneur course to school students in Trinidad & Tobago as part of a government initiative to encourage cottage industry.

Anyone can be an entrepreneur. Whether you aspire to build a multi-million dollar corporation or a curbside lemonade stand, the principles you need to get started are the same. We provide entrepreneurial coaching in a variety of forms and formats, often at no cost. Let us leverage our network of leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs to build your foundation for success.

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PUBLIC SPEAKING
Above: Utopia President & CEO, Steve Murphy Shope, speaking to a group at The Commonwealth Medical College.

Need a keynote speaker to engage, inform or inspire your audience? Our team of executives and network of experts in virtually everything related to business, non-profit, community and economics can surely fit the bill.

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SEMINARS
Above: Utopia President & CEO, Steve Murphy Shope, instructing a marketing course at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Utopia produces seminars on a variety of development topics that provide substantive information to attendees, equipping them to apply principles within their respective organizations. We also produce closed-door seminars featuring topics tailored to specific audiences.

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UTOPIA President & CEO, Steve Murphy Shope (left) pictured above with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (right).



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