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Private and Non-Profit Clients

The Centerís staff has demonstrated a unique capability to reconcile the pursuit of private client interests with public policy goals and objectives.

The professional staff of the Center has in-depth practical experience in energy production and consumption metrics, land use planning, economic and demographic modeling, economic and fiscal impact studies, project feasibility analysis and the formulation of strategies to achieve compliance with federal and state environmental and regulatory requirements.

For a full list of representative projects please visit the project database.


Products and Services

  • Economic development strategies
  • Cost/benefit and feasibility analysis
  • Socioeconomic impact modeling
  • Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) compliance
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance
  • Land valuation
  • Economic impact assessments
  • Strategic economic development plans
  • Input-output economic modeling
  • Comprehensive land use planning
  • Renewable energy development
  • Franchise agreement negotiations
  • Population and demographic studies

Representative Clients

  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Arid Lands Development Foundation
  • Sundance Institute
  • Center for Resource Management
  • Bank of America
  • Desert Research Institute
  • Grand Canyon Trust
  • New Mexico Horsemen's Association
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Red Lady Coalition
  • Chevron Texaco Corporation
  • RPC Investment Group
  • Peabody Coal Company
  • Audubon Society
  • The Arnold and Porter Law Firm
  • International Paper Corporation
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Washington Water Power
  • Western Nevada Development District
  • O'Conner Cavanaugh Law Firm
  • Bookman Edmonston Engineering
  • Colorado Horse Development Authority
  • Holland and Knight, LLP
  • Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons, LLP

Representative Projects

Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP and Tri-State G. & T.
A National Survey of Underground Electric Transmission Line Projects
The Center inventoried state and local regulatory policies related to underground power line installation, and reviewed pertinent case law throughout the United States.
The Center conducted a comprehensive analysis of potential environmental hazards associated with a buried petroleum products pipeline linking El Paso, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
ChevronTexaco Corporation
Studies of the ChevronTexaco Pipeline on the Isleta Indian Reservation in New Mexico
OíConnor Cavanaugh Law Firm of Phoenix Arizona
Valuation of an Easement for a Natural Gas Pipeline
The Center calculated easement values and negotiated settlements with approximately 100 property owners on behalf of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and El Paso Natural Gas Company.
The Center prepared monetary values for easements on various land holdings of International Paper Co., the largest private land owner in North America.
International Paper Company
Valuation of Easements for Fiber Optic Corridors
Desert Research Institute
The Economic Importance of the Mojave Power Plant
This study quantified the economic importance (in terms of jobs, income, and tax revenue) attributable to Southern California Edisonís Mojave Power Plant in Nevada. The Center documented the economic importance of the plant in the context of local, state, and regional economies in Arizona, Nevada and California.
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