One of our more unique research projects was a global analysis of the long-term economic impact of the International Olympics over the past 30 years. This research effort helped to determine which international cities had experienced the most long-term economic impact and identified the strategies that contributed to their success.
Recently, VE was asked to conduct an analysis of university-sponsored research parks and business incubators to determine what constituted best practices. This research led to the creation of a benchmarking process that measures:
For more than 10 years, VE has funded unique research to develop a regional economic model that measures the economic performance of remote rural economies and border economies. To conduct the research, VE partnered with a number of independent and university-affiliated economists, as well as the Bureau of Economic Analysis and other federal agencies. In 2007, in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Community Development Innovation Conference, VE released its first regional economic model. Today, VE continues to invest additional resources to improve this model, which has become an invaluable tool for many remote regional economies. What are your unique CED research questions? We’re happy to discuss them with you. Contact us.