Regional Economic Research, Consulting, and Training

Led by Dr. Philip Watson, WREN is a team of expert economists with decades of experience providing evidence based regional economic development research, analysis, consulting, and training in the following areas:

The economists at WREN have published hundreds of peer reviewed journal articles which collectively have thousands of citations and have authored numerous reports that have been used in expert witness cases, government policy decisions, and economic policy making. WREN economists have consulted on many projects around the nation on topics as varied as economic impact analysis, economic diversity, economic resilience, business location decision analysis, regional food systems analysis, and targeted economic development analysis.

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To access the Tapestry regional economic data and analysis site please visit: