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Civic Economics is comprised of Matt Cunningham in Chicago and Dan Houston in Austin. 

Civic Economics never stops, and the News page is where we share what we've done and what we've learned. 

Whether you are mom and pop, a global corporation, or the Governor, Civic Economics offers tools to meet your challenges.

Across North America, Civic Economics has served a range of clients.  Learn about them here.

about the firm

"economic analysis

and strategic planning

for sustainable prosperity "


We've been told we need an elevator pitch, a short summary of the work we do.  This is the best we can do.  The longer story is that Civic Economics provides a data-driven approach to business and community initiatives with a wide range of goals.  We are noted for the innovative application of industry-standard tools and the development of proprietary methodologies that provide credible guidance and evidence to our clients. 


Our practice is broad, but we have developed substantial depth in the economics of local and regional retail, land use planning, and gaming. 


From offices in Austin and Chicago, Civic Economics serves all of North America, from Florida to Alaska and California to Maine, with occasional forays across the border. We have served some of the wealthiest enclaves in America and some of the poorest, and our clients run from small nonprofits to large corporations and state governments. 


Civic Economics provides our clients with credible analyses of current issues, expressed in a clear and concise fashion to the public and to policymakers. 

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