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New York City


Economic Development Services

We work with our clients to provide insight into the growth drivers of today’s economy, establish data-driven policies and practices, and deliver business intelligence on target industries and companies. Our services provide practical information that supports the day-to-day activities of economic developers.

Economic Development Strategies

MBA’s strategic planning and policy services are data-driven and growth-oriented. We help communities respond to complex challenges and prepare for new opportunities. We also work with clients to build stakeholder support and implement recommended programs.


  • Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS)

  • Benchmarking and competitive assessments

  • Asset-based economic development

  • Sustainable development

  • SWOT analyses

  • Cost modeling

  • Regional leadership and organizational models

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Business Development

MBA works with clients to craft business development strategies suitable to today’s economy. MBA has extensive experience performing target industry studies and market research to support industry recruitment strategies. We have worked with small and large communities nationwide to match them with highly focused and appropriate industry targets in all sectors.


  • Target industry analysis

  • Marketing plans

  • Prospect identification

  • Contact plans

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MBA helps communities create competitive and responsible economic development incentive policies. We emphasizes on diligence, compliance and evaluation for effective incentive use once policies are in place.

  • Competitive evaluation

  • Program analysis

  • Portfolio review

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MBA analyzes workforce trends and forecasts for regional economies and addresses STEM education and worker training programs for economic development.


  • Workforce trends and forecasts by region

  • STEM and education policies

  • Talent and business attraction

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International Projects

MBA can take on  economic development projects addressing strategy, business growth and attraction, and incentive use in Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

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