Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

Business Development Advisors

Business Development Advisors is an economic development and market intelligence consulting firm that leaders at the local, state and national levels to increase business investment and job growth in their communities. Its services provide practical information that supports the day-to-day activities of economic developers.


Project Catalogue

Comparison of Metropolitan Life Sciences Initiatives
Start Date: Oct 2007 — End Date: Dec 2015

Prepared under a subcontract for Detroit Renaissance, this study examined how successful life-sciences regions have organized their life-sciences development efforts. Life sciences are defined to include how medical, education and research institutions can combine effectively support growth in this sector. The Center for Regional Economic Development’s goal in this project was to provide a framework for […]