Vann Struth Consulting Group


We're a Vancouver-based economics consulting firm, established in 1998.

We Specialize in Economic Development and Related Fields at a Local and Regional Level.

Jamie Vann Struth, Principal


Jamie Vann Struth, MA (Economics) is company principal and lead  consulting economist.

Jamie is a professional economist whose work is grounded in solid research and fact-based analysis. This ensures that strategies and targets are realistic, achievable and measurable.

He is a recognized authority on economic data availability for communities, including First Nations, and works to encourage communities to consider the long-term fiscal impacts of developments plans and projects.

Project experience includes:

Local economic development - Economic development strategies, identifying investment opportunities, analyzing local trends and competitive position.

Economic impact analysis - Employment, economic output, labour income and tax revenue estimates from projects, events, or organizations.

Municipal fiscal analysis - Fiscal impacts of development projects and policies, annexation studies, financial sustainability analysis, budget forecasting, property tax strategies.

Population, housing, employment, and land demand forecasting - Growth and development studies, featuring regional economic modeling based on linkages between employment, demographics and migration and attendant housing and employment land demand.



Land economics and development consulting - Modeling alternative development scenarios, project feasibility, retail and employment impacts.

Market research - Survey design, execution, and analysis, as well as product and business plan research, analysis, and projections.

Facilitation and consultation - Strategic planning workshops and focus group design and execution.

Education and public speaking - Professional development educator and occasional college instructor in research tools, economic development statistics, and working with spreadsheets.

Professional affiliations include:

  • Member, Canadian Association of Business Economists (CABE)
  • Member, Association of Professional Economists of British Columbia (APEBC)
  • Member, British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA)
  • Instructor, Western Canada Economic Development Course
  • Instructor (occasional), University of Waterloo Performance Measurement Seminar
  • Instructor (occasional), School of Business, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)