Economic Development and Policy Studies

SB Friedman excels in researching and analyzing various urban economic issues to inform public policy and decision-making. We are at the forefront of tracking and developing new techniques to address critical issues facing urban areas, such as achieving fiscal balance, identifying and building industry clusters, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, and crafting policies that result in inclusive economic development. 

Our recent work in this practice area includes studies and strategies related to:

  • Structuring policies and programs to support public policy goals related to affordable housing, fostering growth in underserved communities, and/or growing specific industry clusters
  • Analyzing fiscal implications of land use choices and development decisions 
  • Crafting economic policies that foster economic development for industry clusters
  • Analyzing the feasibility of business incubators
  • Analyzing emerging industries such as urban agriculture