Vann Struth Consulting Group is based in Vancouver, Canada and provides economic analysis and consulting services.

We believe in grounding all of our work in a solid foundation of facts, supplemented by thorough research, consultation and analysis.

Our projects include economic development strategies for communities and regions, economic impact assessments for major projects, financial sustainability studies for municipalities, and conference presentations on economic and demographic trends.


Jamie Vann Struth

Jamie Vann Struth is a professional economist working primarily in local and regional economic development, economic impact analysis, municipal financial analysis, and the creation of spreadsheet-based analytical tools (both for his own projects and for clients).

He has worked in communities and regions throughout British Columbia, evaluating and benchmarking economic performance, labour force characteristics, demographics, and industry sectors. He has been the lead consultant in the preparation of many economic development strategies, business retention and expansion strategies, investment attraction targeting analyses, growth and development analyses, and community and regional economic profiles and economic indicator reports. His work starts with a solid base of research and technical analysis, followed by clearly-written reports and strategies that build on the established facts.

Jamie is a regular speaker at conferences and community events on local and regional economic performance and principles of economic development. He has conducted workshops on economic impact analysis and economic development performance monitoring for groups like the Pacific Northwest Economic Development Course (held at Eastern Washington University in Ellensburg, WA) and the Western Canada Economic Development Course in BC. He has been an occasional faculty member of the School of Business at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), teaching economics and “Spreadsheets for Business” courses.

Association memberships include:

  • Association of Professional Economists of British Columbia (APEBC)
  • Economic Development Association of British Columbia (EDABC)
  • Urban Land Institute – British Columbia (ULI-BC)
  • Society for International Hockey Research (SIHR)

You can follow him on Twitter, send him an email, or call 604-762-6901.