About CREC

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded to provide policy-makers from around the world with the information and technical assistance they need to formulate and execute innovative, regional, job-creating economic strategies.

Our staff members come from around the globe, bringing with them diverse backgrounds, and world-class skill sets.

CREC staff

Gabriel Moss
Research Analyst


Gabriel Moss joined the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) team in June 2019, and currently serves as a Research Analyst. Mr. Moss assists with the initial data review and analyses of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Current Population Survey (CPS) microdata for product development and consulting projects, contributes to the maintenance of the State Business Incentives Database and the production of the Cost of Living Index (COLI), serves on various consulting projects, and assists with the Council for Community and Economic Research’s (C2ER) product development efforts.

Mr. Moss oversees data collection, synthesis, analysis, and visualization for many of CREC’s consulting projects. Mr. Moss works to assemble, clean, and parse CPS microdata to create Labor Market Information Institute’s State Certifications and Licenses Database and for use in various consulting projects. He produces our county-level economic diversity index and the Projection Management Partnership’s (PMP) state-level labor force participation projections. Additionally, Mr. Moss provides research support to the CREC team.

Mr. Moss works closely with our membership organizations, providing data collection and analysis for C2ER, the LMI Institute, and the PMP, helping to identify, develop, and maintain new data products, such as collecting and analyzing consumer price data for COLI.

Mr. Moss is a skilled data analyst in python with a background in econometric analysis. His tasks commonly include geospatial analysis, web-scraping, and statistical modelling. His programming experience extends to C++, C#, Java, and more niche languages like .R, STATA, and SAS.

Before joining CREC, Mr. Moss worked as a Research Assistant at the George Washington Institute for Public Policy where he helped maintain and update the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’s property tax database. He provided research assistance and contributed to several published reports while working for GWU.

Mr. Moss holds a Master of Public Policy degree with a concentration in Housing Policy and Data Analysis from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Western Washington University.

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