Beacon Economics

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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 forecasting for clients across the nation.

Beacon Economics’ team of talented economists perform a
variety of work for cities, counties, states, economic development
agencies, and other public-facing clients across the nation. While
paying close attention to public narratives, our work is guided by a
deep understanding of an economy’s long-term growth prospects
and business cycles. Combined with vast data sets that are crucial
to examining local regions, our analyses provide public entities
with the information and awareness they need to understand the
deeper economic mechanisms and drivers in their areas.

We deliver vital tools to local governments across the nation.

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Other Clients

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)

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Customized Engagements:

Economic Development Strategies

Beacon Economics works closely with our public sector clients in completing medium-term planning exercises such as Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) and Strategic Plans, which are often a community’s most significant economic planning resource. Through our stakeholder engagement, data modeling, and expert economic analysis, we provide actionable and measurable reports and analyses

Economic Impact Reports

Public infrastructure projects are some of the most visible and closely watched ventures a community can invest in. Beacon Economics analyzes and effectively communicates the economic, fiscal, and social / community benefits and the impacts of such projects in the context of job creation, economic output, tax revenue, and other key variables.

Regional Intelligence Reports​

Our reports offer some of the most concise, targeted, and accurate regional economic analyses available in today’s market. Already being used by civic leaders across California, these reports deliver at-a-glance, economic data and analysis about a region’s key economic indicators, including industry & business activity, job growth & employment, consumer spending, demographic & population changes, and real estate markets.

American Rescue Plan Act Services​

Beacon Economics has the expertise and experience to guide local leaders through the ARPA process. Our economists and policy analysts deliver practical, targeted, and immediately usable strategies to deploy economic development funding in compliance with ARPA/SLFRF rules and guidelines

Public Policy Analysis

Beacon Economics’ team of experienced public policy review experts are highly attune to the complexities of working within the legislative space. Our team specializes in analyzing and evaluating existing and proposed legislation specifically through an economic lens. We also evaluate the impact of enacted legislation on local, regional, and national economies. Our policy assessments always include practical and relevant recommendations for addressing specific policy-related issues. 

Workforce Analyses

Beacon Economics identifies core local drivers of economic growth by performing in-depth industry analyses and simultaneously designing workforce development strategies to ensure that growth is inclusive and equitable.

Economic and Revenue Forecasting

Home to some of the nation’s foremost economic forecasters, Beacon Economics has been a decades-long leader in delivering accurate, rigorously constructed economic outlooks for geographic regions, public revenue, and occupations and industries.

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In 2020, Beacon Economics managed and developed the County of Monterey’s new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), encompassing the Cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Greenfield, Gonzales, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, and Soledad.

Monterey County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

In 2020, Beacon Economics managed and developed the County of Monterey’s new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), encompassing the Cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Greenfield, Gonzales, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, and Soledad.

The final, action-oriented, document guided Monterey County’s public agencies and departments, local jurisdictions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and communities in understanding the economic landscape (in the context of historical trends, competitive advantages, chronic challenges, and most recently the impact of COVID-19) to inform future growth and development. The following areas were addressed across the CEDS:

• Demographics
• Summary of Economic Conditions

• Cluster Analysis

• Key Planning Considerations
• Current Economic Development Initiatives
• Assessment
• Strategic Framework & Action Plan

The County assessed the final deliverable to be highly policy-focused and uniquely action-oriented in its approach and expressed gratitude to Beacon Economics for coordinating the many stakeholders involved in the report’s production. Given the transition occurring in the County’s economic development infrastructure, the report’s authors were careful to highlight issues in a holistic way and provide broad strategic direction rather than taking a more targeted and prescriptive approach.

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