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Local Government Clients

The professional staff of The Center for Applied Research has been involved in projects at all levels of local and county government.

Whether creating a strategic economic development plan for Carlsbad, NM, or valuating and negotiating an electric utility right-of-way for Pitkin County, CO, The Center delivers more than 20 years of experience in best practices for economic modeling, fiscal impact assessment, socio-economic environmental studies, damage assessment, public finance and feasibility analysis.

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


Products and Services

  • Evaluation of economic relationships between state and local governments and Indian reservations
  • Fiscal anaylsis and forecasting
  • Regulatory and public policy design
  • Socioeconomic impact modeling
  • Population and demographic studies
  • Cost/benefit and feasibility analysis
  • Land valuation
  • Economic impact assessments
  • Strategic economic development plans
  • Evaluation of energy deregulation
  • Input-output economic modeling
  • Comprehensive land use planning
  • Renewable energy development
  • Franchise agreement negotiations

Representative Clients

  • U.S Department of Energy
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Western Area Power Administration
  • Arizona Department of Commerce
  • State of New Mexico Attorney General
  • State of Wyoming Governor’s Office
  • FEMA/ Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Office of Surface Mining
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Colorado Public Utilities Commission
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Western Governors’ Association
  • State of North Dakota Governor’s Office
  • The City and County of Denver
  • The City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Pitkin County, Colorado
  • City of Aspen, Colorado
  • Jackson/Teton County, Wyoming
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