Partnering with Mayors Across the Globe


Bloomberg Associates

Bloomberg Associates is an international, philanthropic consultancy that provides select mayors and city government leaders with customized, in-depth consultation and mentorship in order to improve the overall quality of life of citizens.

The team focuses on developing strategic solutions to complex municipal challenges and advancing mayors’ priority projects.

Since its inception, participating cities have invested more than $1 billion in initiatives supported or created by Bloomberg Associates through reallocation of government funds and, with Bloomberg Associates’ help, raised more than $115 million through strategic public-private partnerships.

“In Detroit, Bloomberg Associates is like family…. It has been a very positive and collaborative relationship.“
Mike Duggan
Mayor, Detroit, Michigan

Advisors on more than 280 projects in 13 cities around the world

Bloomberg Associates is helping to strengthen Detroit, Michigan.

Bloomberg Associates’ world-recognized experts help to strengthen cities by building resources and implementing programs across nine disciplines:

  • Cultural Assets Management
  • Economic Development
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Media and Digital Strategies
  • Municipal Integrity
  • Social Services
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Urban Planning

Current and Past Partner Cities

  • Athens, Greece
  • Bogotá, Colombia
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Houston, Texas
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Milan, Italy
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Oakland, California
  • Paris, France
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Consulting to Create Local Impact Around the World

The streets of Athens’s historic center come to life thanks to reclaimed public space, better lighting, and organized community events.

Athens, Greece

  • Raised nearly $14 million privately to date, funding priority public-private initiatives across health, education, and economic development
  • Redesigned a 28-acre commercial hub, making it more pedestrian-friendly
  • Removed 6,000 square feet of graffiti from the city center

“What we learned from Bloomberg Associates is how to bring forces and stakeholders of the city together.”
Georgios Kaminis
Mayor, Athens, Greece

Detroit, Michigan

  • Helped more than 18,000 residents secure an additional $74 million in Earned Income Tax Credits
  • Created 33,000 square feet of pedestrian space
  • Assisted in the transformation of more than 70 acres of schools, parks, and streets to allow more rainwater to soak into the soil, cutting costs for Detroiters by reducing strain on infrastructure

45+ million city residents benefited from Bloomberg Associates’ efforts

Bogotá, Colombia

  • Reduced time to make appointments in Bogotá’s largest hospital by 75 percent
  • Helped revitalize the historic La Candelaria neighborhood; replaced 600 street light fixtures; painted 120 building facades

“I cannot imagine any traditional consulting firm being able to do anything similar to what Bloomberg Associates has done for us.”
Enrique Peñalosa
Mayor, Bogotá, Colombia

One of the nine patient service windows at a hospital in Bogotá enhanced as part of an anti-corruption and patient service pilot.

Oakland, California

  • Helped create a Transportation Department with a staff of 270 and a budget of $40 million
  • Increased number of city’s social media followers by 96 percent
  • Helped craft a three-year economic development strategy with a goal of training 12,000 people and creating 2,800 jobs
  • Led a community planning process with 150 local leaders to design a data platform to help reduce racial disparities