A specialized economics partner for the manufacturing and logistics industries
Get access to data, analytics, and market forecasts that drive growth and keep you on the cutting edge of what affects your sector
65+ Years Of Collective Experience Showcasing And Providing Solutions For The Manufacturing And Logistics Industries Nationwide
Who We Are
Based in Los Angeles, California, Beacon Economics is an independent,
data consulting and research firm, specializing in insightful and objective
economic and policy analysis. Led by Ph.D. economists, our experts have
65+ years of collective industry experience and wide-ranging expertise
conducting economic development analyses, industry profiles, industry
cluster analyses, employment analyses, economic impact analyses, and
economic and revenue forecasting for clients across the nation.
Beacon Economics’ team of talented researchers work for private industry and businesses, cities, counties, states, public agencies, public/private partnerships, and nonprofits across the nation. While paying close attention to public narratives, our work is guided by a deep understanding of an industry’s or economy’s long-term growth prospects and business cycles. Using vast data sets and sophisticated modeling, our analyses provide our clients with the information and awareness they need to understand the economic mechanisms and drivers affecting their businesses and geographic areas.
We Deliver Vital Tools To Our Manufacturing And Logistics Industry Clients Across The Nation
National Conference of State Legislatures Western Association of Chamber Executives Washington State Association of Counties National Development Council
East Bay Economic Development Agency
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
The Economic And Fiscal Impacts Of California Manufacturing
CLIENT: California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
In the face of the pandemic’s unprecedented health-mandated shutdowns, this analysis powerfully demonstrated the economic and fiscal impacts that our client, CMTC, had on hundreds of California manufacturing businesses.
Our analysis of CMTC’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership showed how they continued to help firms across the state grow their revenues, retain jobs, and increase cost savings in 2020, the first full year of COVID related disruptions. Beacon Economics delivered a highly credible and influential report by applying rigorous research methods and an industry-standard modeling system. By illustrating the millions of dollars in increased sales and the thousands of jobs created and retained because of CMTC’s work, the analysis became a powerful tool supporting our client as well as small, medium, and large sized manufacturers across California.
Services For The Manufacturing And Logistics Industries
Economic and Revenue Forecasting
Employing proprietary econometric models, Beacon Economics’ forecasts are in high demand and have been used by businesses and governments for well over a decade. On record as being among the most accurate forecasters in the business, our creativity, top-tier analytic skills, and PhD-level training, gives our clients the intel and vision they need to effectively plan for what’s next. Learn More.
Economic, Fiscal, and Social Impact Analysis
The pandemic moved the manufacturing and logistics industries to center stage as product consumption and home delivery soared. The impacts created by these industries are much more closely watched today. Beacon Economics analyzes and effectively communicates the economic, fiscal, and social/community benefits and effects of key industries such as logistics in the context of job creation, economic output, tax revenue, and other key variables. Learn More.
Land Use Analysis
Beacon Economics leverages long- and short-range economic models to identify growth and investment opportunities and advance solutions to logistics, manufacturing, and transportation challenges across urban, suburban, and rural landscapes.
Industry Employment Analysis
Beacon Economics analyzes industries and job sectors in support of economic development, business, and public and private investment. We identify economic and employment trends, impacts, and workforce needs within manufacturing, logistics, and other industries to help our clients seize new growth opportunities by informing their policy, planning, and investment decisions.
Public Policy Analysis
Our team of experienced public policy analysts are highly attune to the complexities of working within the legislative space. We specialize in evaluating existing and proposed legislation through an economic lens and assessing the effects of policies on industry and the broader population. Beacon Economics’ assessments always include practical recommendations for addressing policy related issues.
Beacon Economics is a top-tier resource for keynote and business speakers. The firm’s engaging experts are in high demand across North America delivering current economic and policy insights to audiences with varying levels of economic and financial knowledge. Presentations are designed to meet clients’ needs, geography, industry – and are always based on the most recent data available. Learn More.
Meet our team of dedicated industry specialists. Each team member brings a unique blend of knowledge, experience, and passion to their respective fields, ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of service and the most optimal outcomes.
News & Events
Los Angeles County businesses have reduced their office footprint as more people work hybrid or remote schedules during the pandemic, but warehouse/distribution operations continue to surge amid a rise in online shopping.
The state of Georgia reported a record-breaking year for international trade for the second consecutive year. The Peach State surpassed $47.2 billion in exports in 2022, an increase of 11.4% over 2021, 22.5% over 2020 and 14.5% over 2019.
The combined port complex of Los Angeles and Long Beach has long held the distinction as the busiest cargo container handler in the nation. Now, the East Coast rival ports of New York-New Jersey have taken over the top spot. Beacon’s International Trade Advisor Jock O’Connell says one factor is the growth of manufacturing in non-union Southeast states.