By Carl Weiser
Enquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - An Indian Hill native and former White House official has formed a consulting company that will try to solve tough social issues for its clients.
John Bridgeland's company, Civic Enterprises, will work for cities, companies and nonprofit groups to figure out the best ways to tackle issues like high crime or child hunger, he said. Mostly, the company will get paid to find experts, provide expertise or to research issues cities or other groups are grappling with.
Bridgeland, 44, said the work is similar to what he did as President Bush's domestic policy adviser: "finding innovative, research-tested and very practical public policies to help address the nation's toughest problems."
The company has offices in Washington, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland and Akron.
It has a staff of three, including Bridgeland, plus a part-time policy council that includes John J. DiIulio Jr., who had been Bush's director of faith-based initiatives; former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, and Robert Putnam, a Harvard professor known for a 2000 book called Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community.
Bridgeland most recently was director of the Bush administration's USA Freedom Corps, which coordinates national service and volunteer programs.
The company, which starts business this week, has several clients already, Bridgeland said. A Web site at www.civicenterprises.net is expected to be up by the weekend.
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