Sound economic development on a local government level is a highly competitive struggle to create and retain jobs, build vibrant communities, and prepare for the future. Our economists can provide the global perspective, strategy recommendations, and predictive analytics to meet these challenges. Drawing on our globally integrated economic, industry and city models, we are able to provide an international lens through which officials can better understand their communities’ key industries and clusters.
Economic development agencies typically benchmark their own key industries against competitive locations. We take this same analytical approach, but bring added insights— our up-to-date regional and industrial forecasts provide perspective into how the competitive landscape will likely change over time. And our cities databases can help identify competing locations around the world, and areas from which you might draw new foreign direct investment.
Importantly, we can help policy-makers better understand the workforce, trade and supply chain relationships among key industries in their location. This analysis will help them identify new opportunities for business development and infrastructure investment and design forward-looking policies that will enable their community to leverage all of its assets.