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IHS logo ECG is joining forces with IHS Inc.
The Economic Competitiveness Group is joining forces with IHS Inc. to deliver a full spectrum of advisory services to clients who wish to deliver actionable solutions to regional economic development challenges. ECG has worked with IHS on numerous projects over the years and this alliance is the natural culmination of our successful collaborations.  more >>


SouthEast Alaska map Regional Strategy Development in South East Alaska
Working with an ECG economic development expert (Lyman), these leaders established a Tourism Cluster Working Group. Drawing insight from a penetrating economic analysis funded by the U.S. Forest Service, they began meeting to discuss the critical issues and opportunities afforded by the economic downturn...  more >>


Abu Dhabi map Abu Dhabi Industrial Development Strategy
In 2010, one of ECG's principals served as key long term expert responsible for the design of Abu Dhabi's Industrial Development Strategy for Abu Dhabi's Department of Economic Development. Abu Dhabi's rapid economic growth over the past few decades has been based on the oil sector. While the oil sector has generated...  more >>

Ethiopia map Advancing the Competitiveness of Ethiopia's Hides, Skins and Leather Industry
Since 2006, ECG has been involved in the implementation of USAID's Ethiopia Agribusiness and Trade Expansion Activity. Although Ethiopia's economy is built on agriculture well developed agricultural supply and value chains are lacking and market linkages are often...  more >>

Oregon map Strengthening Oregon's Competitiveness through Cluster Based Economic Development
Since 2004, one of ECG's consultants (Redman) has advised the Oregon Business Council on ways that local partners can support the competitiveness of Oregon's key export-sector industries...  more >>


Alaska map Alaska Forward: Towards a Next Generation Economy
ECG was retained in 2009-10 to deliver the Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (ACEDS), Phase 1: Situational Analysis. In 2009, Alaska was faced with a one dimensional economy—natural resources-- at a time when demand for the products and services...  more >>

Turkey map EC-Funded Technical Assistance for Industrial Restructuring of Şanliurfa Project (Turkey)
In 2009-10, for the UNDP and with funding through the European Commission, ECG's principals helped implement the Industrial Restructuring of Şanliurfa Project in Turkey. Turkey's Şanliurfa province has benefited from a range of national economic...  more >>

Bay Area map Engaging the Private Sector in the East Bay Green Corridor Partnership
In 2009, one of ECG's principals advised the East Bay Green Corridor Partnership (San Francisco Bay Area) on strategies to improve the region's position in clean technology and renewable energy markets. The East Bay Green Corridor Partnership...  more >>


Oregon Business Council meeting ECG Works with Oregon to Leverage its "Green" Reputation
Working with the Oregon Business Council in Portland, Oregon, ECG is helping the state to develop a sustainable economic development strategy that leverages Oregon's "green" reputation and focuses on strengthening connections...  more >>

targeted industries map ECG Develops Economic Sustainability Model for Marin County
Building on the recommendations made in ECG's 2003 Targeted Industries Study, Marin County has hired ECG to develop a model of Economic Sustainability for the region. Marin's long-standing commitment to the environment, equity...  more >>

Oakland Partnership meeting ECG Leads Four Key Clusters of The Oakland Partnership
In May, 2007, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums launched The Oakland Partnership, a public-private collaborative effort focused on Oakland's economic development. The goal of the Oakland Partnership is to create a thriving, innovative, equitable, globally competitive regional economy that creates 10,000 new jobs...  more >>

Argentina picture ECG Launches Seed Clusters in Mendoza, Argentina
ECG is currently finalizing a project aimed at launching seed clusters in Mendoza, Argentina. Known world-wide for its superb wines, Mendoza's other historical strength is in petroleum industries, which has meant among other things that it has one of the best Energy Engineering programs in the Southern Cone...  more >>


Turkey idea map Competitiveness Agenda for Southeast Turkey
For the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), ECG assembled a team of ten international experts for a 3-month engagement to develop a new strategy for this region, the most backward in Turkey. Despite $35 million in mainly infrastructure investments....  more >>

Ethiopia meeting ECG Advises Ethiopia on Leather Cluster
Ethiopia is one of a number of countries in Africa beginning to organize its industrial development policies and activities around the concept of competitive clusters. For example, the country is in the second year of a very successful hides, skins and leather cluster initiative...  more >>

Ethiopia meeting With ECG's Assistance, Ethiopia Competes at the Highest Level in Ladies Fashion
In its second year, ECG continues to support the initiative with hands-on management and marketing assistance. The leather cluster has formed a strategic alliance of 12 firms to design and produce high fashion ladies handbags...  more >>

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