Our Clients

Business Development advisors has served many clients on a variety of projects

      • Economic Development Consulting Services
        • Economic Development Strategies
        • Business Attraction & Development
        • Incentives
        • Workforce
        • International Projects
      • Economic Research
        • Policy Research
        • Services Research
        • Fiscal and Economic Impact

Economic Development Consulting Services

Economic Development Strategies

Alexandria (VA) Economic Development Partnership: Strategic plan public presentation

Charles County (MD) Economic Development Commission: Economic development strategic plan and annual reports

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation: Benchmarking study. | Website: Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Detroit Renaissance

      • Business climate benchmarking study
      • Organizing for Economic Development: Lessons from Leading Life Sciences Regions
      • Life Sciences Initiatives: Process and Progress in Midwest Regions
      • Southeast Michigan Life Sciences Study: Options for the Economic Development Community

Franklin County, OH, Economic Development and Planning:
Program evaluation and strategic plan(File)

ICMA (DC): Center for Sustainable Communities. | Website: ICMA

MassDevelopment: Website: Defense Industry Economic Diversification Study (with TIP Strategies, Chmura Economics & Analytics and the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute)

Montgomery County, MD: | Website: Comprehensive Economic Strategy (with TIP Strategies)

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to support the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (with TIP Strategies). | Website: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

Ports-to-Plains (TX): Economic analysis and business development plan

Roadmap for the Washington Region’s Economic Future: Perspectives from CEOs and High-Ranking Executives – Regional economic strategy.

Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission and Somerset County, PA

      • Advancing Opportunity: Economic Diversification and Growth Strategy for Somerset County, PA (with EntreWorks Consulting)
      • Funded by a POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) grant for regions facing dislocation due to coal industry downsizing
      • Somerset County Education Center. Options for campus expansion and revised uses.

Team NEO (OH)

      • Regional assets analysis.
      • Competitive assessment.

Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development: 
Economic development strategic plan.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: Management Review and Recommendations.

Business Attraction & Development

Charles County (MD) Economic Development Commission

      • IT marketing and outreach strategy.
      • Back office and call center market evaluation.

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation | Website:
Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

      • Benchmarking study
      • Target industry analysis
      • Business case development for target industries
      • Marketing and outreach plan

Global TransPark (NC)

      • Target industry analysis
      • Prospect identification and contact strategy

Montgomery County, MD: 
Federal Government Contract Spending Analysis and Projection (with BirchGrove Consulting)

RCDH (VA): Data center market analysis

Stillwater Chamber of Commerce (OK) | Website: Stillwater Chamber of Commerce

      • Target industry analysis
      • Prospect identification

Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation

      • Headquarters market segment profile
      • Prospect identification

Team NEO (OH)

      • Target industry analysis
      • Prospect identification


Business Leaders for Michigan: Incentives competitiveness study. | Website: Business Leaders for Michigan

City of Kansas City, MO: Economic Development Incentives Analysis (ongoing, with CDFA)

Dayton Development Coalition: Due diligence | Website: Dayton Development Coalition

Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, Arkansas: Incentives competitiveness study

El Paso, TX: Assessment of incentive programs and policies (with CREC)

Invest Atlanta: Incentive program review

Maryland Economic Development Corporation: Assessment of incentive programs and policies (with CREC)

Michigan Economic Development Corporation: Incentives assessment study (with CREC and the Upjohn Institute)

Pew Charitable Trusts: Business Incentive Initiative (with CREC) | Website: Pew Charitable Trusts

Saratoga County, NY: Tech park incentives competitiveness analysis (with TIP Strategies)

State Data Sharing Initiative: The State Data Sharing Initiative (SDS) seeks to improve public policy program outcomes by enabling evidence-based policymaking through greater sharing of state administrative records in support of rigorous policy analysis and program evaluation. (with CREC)

TechSolve (OH) | Website: TechSolve

      • Incentives competitiveness study
      • Industry intelligence

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration: Economic development training program, “Crafting Smart Incentives for Impact and Accountability”


Arizona State Energy Sector Partnership: Workforce training plan, funded by US Department of Labor (with CREC) | Website: Arizona State Energy Sector Partnership

Detroit Renaissance: Jobs and Talent in Regional Economies

District of Columbia: Workforce trends and occupational forecast (with CRA)

Montgomery County, MD:Workforce trends and occupational forecast (with CRA)

Nashville Chamber: Labor market analysis (with CREC)

Northern Virginia Community College: Workforce trends and occupational forecasts (with CRA)

The 2030 Group – Greater Washington: Career pathways for middle-skill jobs in the Greater Washington region’s leading industry clusters

International Projects

Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MinTIC), Colombia: Policy guidelines for ICT and economic development (with EntreWorks Consulting and MIT Technology Review) | Website: Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MinTIC)

Private Sector clients

      • Incentive program comparison – Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore & Malaysia
      • FTZ evaluation in the Middle East
      • Market assessment and labor force analysis for a business plan for a proposed university campus in Qatar
      • Competitive assessment of four cities in the Persian Gulf region
      • Industry and prospect research for a business development initiative in central Mexico


Economic Research

Policy Research

2030 Group (Greater Washington, DC) | Website: 2030 Group

Arlington County (VA): 
Transportation benchmarking study (with GMU)

Greater Washington Initiative: Greater Washington: International Commerce and Culture (contributor)

Manufacturing Extension Partnership: Renewing Our Commitment to a Strong US Manufacturing Base: Expanding the Impact of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (with CREC and Stone & Associates)

Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MinTIC): Policy guidelines for ICT and economic development (with EntreWorks Consulting and MIT Technology Review) | Website: Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MinTIC)

National Governors Association A Governor’s Guide to Strengthening State Entrepreneurship Policy (contributor) | Website: National Governors Association

Northern Virginia Streetcar Coalition: Technical advisor, economic development. | Website: Northern Virginia Streetcar Coalition

Pew Center on the States: Regulatory compliance burden by state.

The Stephen S. Fuller Institute for Research on the Washington Region’s Economic Future

US Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy:
Human Capital and Women’s Business Ownership

Services Research

      • Gig and Independent Work in US Metropolitan Economies and Service Industries (2019, RESER Ceuta, Spain)
      • Location Choices and Rationales Among Professional and Business Services Firms (2012, RESER Bucharest)
      • Services in the Detroit Regional Economy: Implications for a City in Transition (The Services Industries Journal, 2011)
      • Recession and Professional & Business Services Employment in the US: No Safe Haven (Povos e Culturas, 2011)
      • Services in the Detroit Regional Economy: Implications for a City in Transition (2009, RESER Budapest)
      • Professional and Business Services in US Regional Economies: Growth and Gaps (2006, RESER Lisbon)
      • Professional and Business Services in Regional Economies (IEDC Economic Development Journal, 2006)

Fiscal and Economic Impact

Center for Regional Analysis (CRA), George Mason University (VA): Findings on the Economic Effects of Uranium Operations in Select Communities

Commonwealth of Virginia, Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security: Virginia Department of Defense Procurement Economic Impact Evaluation Model, funded by the Office of Economic Adjustment, US Department of Defense (with CRA and Chmura Economics).

Fort Polk Progress: Fort Polk Economic Impact Analysis and Review of the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment for Fort Polk.

Greater Washington Initiative: Greater Washington: International Commerce and Culture (contributor).

Louisiana Economic Development: Statewide Military Economic Impact Analysis (with The Roosevelt Group), 2013 | Military Economic Impact Analysis for the State of Louisiana, 2017

Partnership for Job Creation (DC): ROI for the New Markets Tax Credit Program.

Virginia Credit Union League: Economic impact analysis (with CRA) | Website: Virginia Credit Union League