American Booksellers Association: Indie City Index
American Booksellers Association: Indie Impact Survey Series
American Booksellers Association: Ongoing Amazon study series, including Empty Storefronts, Prime NumbersUNFulfilled
American Express OPEN: Independent Retail Index
Appalachian Regional Commission: Technical Assistance to Distressed Communities


Andersonville (Chicago) Chamber of Commerce: Andersonville Study of Retail Economics
Austin Independent Business Alliance: Austin Unchained impact analysis
BookPeople, Waterloo Records, and Livable City: Economic Impact of Local Merchants and Chain Retailers
Canadian Union of Public Employees: Small Business and the British Columbia Economy
Central Co-Op (Seattle): Feeding the Washington Economy
City of San Antonio: Independent business survey and market study
Devils Lake, ND: Large format retail ordinance analysis and testimony
El Paso, TX: Policy analysis related to power center incentives
Grand Rapids Local First: The Grand Rapids Retail Study
Groupon: Community impact study
Local First Arizona: Public Procurement Impact Analysis
Maine: Retail Legislation Implementation Guidebook for Communities
North American Hardware Retailers Association and Independent We Stand: Home Sweet Home (Merchants) and Home Sweet Home (Contractors Edition)
Responsible Urban Development for Houston: Market Implications of an Urban Wal-Mart Supercenter
Sacramento Natural Foods Coop: Nourishing the Sacramento Economy
San Francisco Locally Owned Merchants Association and NCIBA: San Francisco Retail Diversity and Impact Study
Urban Conservancy of New Orleans: Thinking Outside the Big Box: The Magazine Street Study
Vancity and LOCO BC: Economic and Carbon Impact of Shopping Local
Wist Office Products, Tempe, AZ: Series of studies of local wholesaler economic impacts


Florida Horseman’s Benevolent and Protective Association: Economic impact of Florida horse racing
Greater Cedar Valley Alliance: Comparative casino proposal economic impact analysis
Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission: Economic analyses of competing casino proposals (2008-2015)
New Bedford, MA: Economic and fiscal impact study of a proposed casino
Ohio Horseman’s Benevolent and Protective Association and Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association: Economic Impact of the Ohio Horse Racing Industry
Plainville, MA: Economic and planning impact analysis of a proposed casino
Springfield, MA: Multi-year impact study of the economic impact of a Springfield casino
State of Maryland: Lead consultant in proposal selection process for Prince George’s County casino


Austin, Texas: Impact of Property Tax Exemptions for Historical Residences
City of Gunnison, CO: Big box retail impact studies
Dohmen Foundation (Milwaukee): Measuring the Return of Investment of a Mediterranean Diet Program
Homer, AK: Retail community and economic impact study
HousingWorks Austin: Economic impact of affordable housing bonds (2012, 2016, 2022)
Irving, TX: Study of public indebtedness for private development
Santa Cruz Locally Owned Business Alliance: Economic impact of a municipal minimum wage increase
St. Landry Economic Industrial Development District: Economic and fiscal impact of a regional distribution center in Opelousas
Texas Commercial Energy Users: Public Utility Commission Expert Testimony
Vermont Natural Resources Council: Economic and fiscal impact of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in St. Albans


Code Studio: Economic analyses for TCU/Berry Station (Fort Worth) corridor plan
El Paso, TX: Pro bono planning assistance to Segundo Barrio institutions
Grand Rapids SmartZone: Infrastructure and built environment needs assessment
IC2 Institute at the University of Texas: Economic Analysis of Cameron County and Tamaulipas Enterprises
Interface Studio: Commercial Redevelopment Planning in Binghamton, NY
Interface Studio: Economic analyses for a master plan for the College Hill Corridor and Mercer Village
Midland (TX) Development Corporation: Target Industry Refinement Study
Walk Studio and Conservation Design Forum: Market assessment for the Near North Side (Milwaukee) Area Plan
Weatherford, TX and Weatherford EDA: Regional retail and alcoholic beverage market analysis
Wicker Park-Bucktown (Chicago) Special Service Area: Economic analysis for district plan


Co-operative Business Consulting Firm (Canada): Client experience and satisfaction survey
National Hotel Developer: Surveying operators to quantify enhanced community impactagraph here.

selected projects from

TWENTY years of civic economics

Matt and Dan are proud of our extensive and diverse record of service. We invite you to review the list below to gain an understanding of the work we do and where we do it. This list is by no means exhaustive.