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.