Guiding transformative growth.

Main Light Strategies is a boutique consulting firm that helps organizations and communities achieve meaningful objectives, both strategic and financial.



Economic Development

With direct, senior-level experience at New York State’s chief economic development agency, Empire State Development Corporation, we have the understanding and connections to help move communities forward while maximizing the government’s return on investment.

Real Estate

We have extensive knowledge in all phases of real estate development, including site selection, financing and development, lease negotiations, and operations.


We’ve successfully facilitated over $6B in agreements, investments, and portfolio management ranging from public-private partnerships to government and philanthropic investments.

Sports & Entertainment

From working with the NFL, NHL, and NCAA to the music and entertainment industry, we have expertise in the planning, financing, development, and operations of sports teams and venues, large-scale events, and business units.


With our combination of private sector and government experience, as well as lessons learned through multiple board positions, we bring a unique perspective on governance, management, and how organizations can collaborate with their communities.

Featured Project

$300 Million Regional Revitalization Partnership

Main Light Strategies was honored to be part of the New York State’s Regional Revitalization Partnership (RRP), a $300M strategic investment in the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, and Niagara Falls. Working with the University at Buffalo Regional Institute, through the support of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, we helped secure a funding partnership from New York State and local government, philanthropic organizations and the business community. In addition to strengthening the three underserved target areas, the RRP is designed as a community and economic revitalization model for other regions across New York State and the country.



Christopher J. Schoepflin

Founder & Principal


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