Economic Development


Economic Development Research Group (EDR Group) evaluates economic development programs, assesses local economic conditions and analyzes market opportunities to design improved strategic plans for future economic growth and development. Our studies include analysis of the past economic impacts and performance, as well as assessment of future potential impacts and opportunities for economic development. They span a range of applications:

• Economic development strategy
• Regional growth opportunities
• Local development planning
• Industry market assessment
• Benefit-cost analysis
• Program evaluation.

Our firm's work and clients have been nationally recognized for project excellence, including a 2006 award from the Council for Community and Economic Research, a 2005 recognition award by the International Economic Development Council, a 2002 award by the Northeast Economic Developers Association and a 2000 award by the Government Research Association.

Our work is used for program development, project decision-making and policy evaluation. environmental impact assessments, benefit-cost studies, project planning and prioritization programs. Our consulting clients include local and regional economic development agencies, federal agencies and local business organizations.

For more information on our consulting clients, projects and work products, please click to see our Project Archive for Economic Development Projects.

EDR Group also provides software tools for evaluating local and regional economic development conditions and opportunities. These tools are used by both public agencies and consulting firms. For more information on our software products, click on the top right menu button.

For more information on Economic Development Research Group, Inc.'s Federal Government Contracting through the General Services Administrations (GSA), Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) for Mission-Oriented Busniess integrated Services (MOBIS), please click here.