Who we are
Our core staff are Kim Houghton, Peter Annis, Simone Annis and Merran Laver.
What we do
We develop and manage projects to provide up-to-date, targeted, quality information that supports our clients in making strategic decisions in their drive for sustainable regional economic solutions. Our motivation is a desire to help support the development of economically viable and vibrant communities.
Why we do it
We are in this business because we want to make a difference. We want to support communities in making important decisions about their economic development. We want to help communities understand the tools of economic research, understand the jargon and what lies behind it, and use the tools for their own ends.
Active communities use whatever resources they can get their hands on, and we are here to help them build their arguments and shape their needs to get the resources they want. We want to help communities to use the tools of applied economics to strengthen their arguments and their bargaining power.