SME subcontractor (as a subject-matter expert) to Enterprise Community Partners on a contract to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in support of development of a toolkit for community leaders and other stakeholders on how to leverage the Opportunity Zones initiative.
This category lists nonprofit or government economic-development organizations (EDOs) that I have done work for.
Conducted stakeholder interviews with business incubators statewide and academic laboratories at Harvard (including affilated hospitals) and UMass as part of the first-ever comprehensive evaluation of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
External reviewer for the Jeff Lawrence Manufacturing Innovation Fund, operated by FuzeHub, a not-for-profit operating a statewide node on the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Latest awards here. Note that as part of each review round, I disclose potential conflicts and may be required to recuse myself if any reviewable proposal has been submitted by a unit with which I have a direct business relationship.
Conducted extensive stakeholder interviews with startup companies as part of a broader project for the (former) Louisiana Economic Development on how to pursue “blue sky” sectoral strategies in areas with limited competition.
Consultant to Gulf Power (a unit of the Southern Company) on technology-led economic development strategic planning for Pensacola, Florida.
As part of an assessment of the potential for the Tennessee Valley Authority to contribute to development of value-added R&D in the automotive sector, benchmarked six in-region university efforts in automotive technology R&D.
Researched national best-practice lessons in each of the programmatic areas being developed in a broader strategic project for Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) on behalf of the (former) Governor’s Life Sciences Advisory Board.
Benchmarked eight regional strategies for economic development based on advanced logistics as part of a strategy project for CompeteColumbus.
Conducted extensive stakeholder interviews as part of a broader project for the Ben Franklin Technology PArtners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, intended to provide strategic vision to its Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Alliance (MANA) funded under a U.S. EDA award.
Benchmarked multiple state strategies to promote the formation of bioscience-focused university research parks in a project for the Georgia Research Alliance. Followed on a general bioscience strategy survey four years earlier.