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

William Cook
Senior Research Analyst


William Cook serves as a Research Analyst/Web Developer for the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER).  Mr. Cook provides research analysis and web development for projects, and assists with information technology and data management support throughout the firm.  Key projects include:

Before joining CREC, Mr. Cook served as a Census enumerator and a survey researcher for George Mason University.  He also assisted in contract management and purchasing at Nortel, Lockheed Martin, and Edgemoore Homes, and served as a customer service representative at VeriSign Global Registry Services.

Mr. Cook earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from George Mason University, after garnering an associate’s degree from Northern Virginia Community College.

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