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

Pacific Basin Development Corporation

The Pacific Basin Development Council, established in 1980 by the governors of Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and Hawaii, is a regional non-profit organization that advances economic and social development in the Pacific Islands. The organization, which is based in Hawaii, is located at the East-West Center.

Project Catalogue

Analysis of Impacts of Changes in Defense Industry Spending on Fort Bragg, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands
Start Date: Apr 2016 — End Date: Dec 2016

CREC updated a 2011 defense cluster assessment for the Pacific Basin Development Council. The purpose of this update is to identify potential opportunities for economic diversification from defense-related activities in the Pacific Basin. The report uses the region surrounding Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina as a benchmark to understand potential areas of opportunity.