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)