Regional Economic Research, Consulting, and Training

WREN is team of economists lead by Dr. Philip Watson that provide evidence based regional economic development research, analysis, consulting, and training.

We are a team of senior economists with decades of combined experience, hundreds of published peer reviewed journal articles which collectively have thousands of citations and consulted on numerous project around the nation on topics as varied as economic impact analysis, business location decision analysis, and targeted economic development analysis.

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