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About Us

If it’s not right, don’t do it.  If it’s not true, don’t say it.
Marcus Aurelius

Beacon Economics, LLC is an independent research and consulting firm dedicated to delivering accurate, insightful, and objectively-based economic analysis that enables its clients to make informed decisions about investment, growth, revenue, and policy. The company is certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) with the state of California.

Founded in 2007, Beacon Economics entered the spotlight as one of the earliest and most adamant forecasters of the subprime mortgage market meltdown – and as one of a handful of organizations to stand against the tide and correctly calculate the depth and breadth of the global financial and economic crisis that followed.

The accurateness of its economic forecasting has helped establish Beacon as one of California’s most reputable economic research firms. The company specializes in economic and revenue forecasting, economic impact analysis, regional economic analysis, real estate market analysis, industry analysis, and economic policy analysis.

Unlike other consulting groups in this sphere, many of which are directed by MBAs or urban and city planners, Beacon Economics is led by, and works with, PhD and Master’s level economists. The academic training and credentials of its experts set the firm apart and are at the root of its commitment to objectivity and analytic excellence.

Leveraging unique proprietary models, vast databases, proven methodologies, and sophisticated data processing, Beacon Economics’ work has been used by a diverse array of private and public sector clients including the California State Controller’s Office, Paulson & Company (one of Wall Street’s leading hedge funds), major cities and counties across the western United States, Southern California Edison, City National Bank, Harrahs Rincon, and the Sacramento Kings basketball team.



  • Economic, Revenue & Occupational Forecasting
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Regional Economic Analysis
  • EB-5 Economic Analysis
  • Economic Policy Analysis
  • Industry & Market Analysis


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Client Quotes

"Beacon Economics has become an invaluable resource to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, providing us with data and research that informs our efforts to rebuild the region’s economy."
Gary Toebben, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

"Beacon Economics has substantially increased economic literacy here in Sonoma County."
Ben Stone, Director, Sonoma County Economic Development Board

"The professional and technically skilled staff at Beacon Economics delivered an excellent product that has been key to our District’s long term planning and fiscal health."
Dave Collins, Assistant General Manager, Finance and Management Services, East Bay Regional Park District