Center for Strategic Economic Research
Featured Testimonial:
My firm utilized CSER's research to guide investment and expansion decisions. We were able to assess our opportunities in a more comprehensive manner based on strategic analysis and data-driven guidance, which ultimately affected the firm's bottom line.
Jeffrey Koewler, Partner
Downey Brand Attorneys LLP

The Center for Strategic Economic Research (CSER) has worked on projects in a number of arenas with a wide variety of clients ranging from small non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 companies. Below is a partial list of our past and current clients followed by testomonials from select clients.

    Private Sector
    Apple Hill Growers Association (AHGA)
    Arts & Business Council of Sacramento
    AT&T Inc.
    Bank of America
    Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW)
    California Apartment Association (CAA)
    California Assisted Living Association (CALA)
    California Association of County Veterans Service Officers, Inc. (CACVSO)
    California Building Industry Association (CBIA)
    California Chamber of Commerce
    California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF)
    California Online Poker Association
    Christian Brothers High School Community
    Coalition for Enhanced Marine Resources (CEMR)
    Community Services Planning Council (CSPC)
    Crocker Art Museum
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Development Planning & Finance Group, Inc. (DPFG)
    Downey Brand Attorneys LLP
    Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. (EPS)
    El Dorado Hills Community Foundation
    Elk Grove Economic Development Corporation
    Federal Technology Center
    First Northern Bank
    Folsom Economic Development Corporation (FedCorp)
    Girl Scouts, Heart of Central California
    Gold Rush Park Foundation
    Green Capital Alliance (GCA)
    Greenwise Joint Venture
    Hartrex Management Corporation
    Hefner, Stark, & Marios, LLP
    Jamal, LLC
    KT Communities
    Lennar Corporation
    McDonough Holland & Allen PC
    New Faze Development
    Nor-Cal Beverage Company
    North State Building Industry Association
    Northern California World Trade Center (NCWTC)
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
    Placer Ranch, Inc.
    PRIDE Industries
    Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO)
    Sacramento Area Marketing Group (SAMG)
    Sacramento Region Community Foundation
    SAFE Credit Union
    Schilling Robotics
    Teichert Aggregates
    The Diepenbrock Law Firm
    The SAER Group/KP Public Affairs
    Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce/Truckee Tomorrow
    UC Davis Health System
    URS Corporation
    Valley Vision
    Velocity Venture Capital
    Western Engineering Contractors, Inc.
    Westfield Corporation, Inc.
    William Jessup University
    Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YSEDC)

    Public Sector
    California Community Colleges, Economic & Workforce Development
    California Department of Mental Health
    California Department of Real Estate
    California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
    California State University, Sacramento
    City of Davis, CA
    City of Dublin, CA
    City of Elk Grove, CA
    City of Folsom, CA
    City of Grants Pass, OR
    City of Rancho Cordova, CA
    City of Roseville, CA
    City of Sacramento, CA
    City of Vacaville, CA
    City of West Sacramento, CA
    City of Woodland, CA
    El Dorado County, CA
    First 5 Placer Children & Families Commission
    Golden Sierra Workforce Investment Board
    Los Rios Community College District
    Placer County, CA
    Sacramento County Airport System
    Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA)/Sacramento Works
    Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA)
    Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
    Sacramento State College of Continuing Education
    Sierra College
    Solano County, CA
    UC Davis College of Engineering
    UCLA School of Nursing
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Los Angeles
    U.S. Department of Energy
    Woodland Community College
    Yolo County, CA


Economic Development Strategies
CSER helped us build a common vision and an actionable plan to enhance our community’s economic prosperity based on strategic technical analysis and valuable professional guidance. Our community has benefited from implementing the recommended strategies and CSER has remained a valuable partner in moving our economic development efforts forward.
Laura Gill, City Manager
City of Elk Grove

Economic and Tax Impact Studies
CSER provided valuable information on the economic impacts of the University of California, Davis. This analysis helped us better understand and effectively communicate the full magnitude of the employment and financial impacts UC Davis generates at the statewide and regional levels.
Marjorie Dickinson, Assistant Vice Chancellor Government Relations
University of California, Davis

Market and Feasibility Analyses
My firm utilized CSER's research to guide investment and expansion decisions. We were able to assess our opportunities in a more comprehensive manner based on strategic analysis and data-driven guidance, which ultimately affected the firm's bottom line.
Jeffrey Koewler, Partner
Downey Brand Attorneys LLP

Industry Studies
Our organization has benefited immensely from CSER's comprehensive analysis of the housing industry's characteristics and role in the state's economy as well as its numerous counties and regions. We have used key findings to inform our government affairs activities and enhance our promotion of this important industry.
Mike Winn, President & CEO
California Building Industry Association

Workforce Studies
After working with CSER, we now have a clearer understanding of our future economy and workforce demand, the alignment with education and training programs, and how to provide the most benefit to our resident workforce and the business community.
Robin Purdy, Deputy Director
Sacramento Employment and Training Agency

Economic and Demographic Profiles
The County's Economic Development Department has benefited immensely from the various studies CSER has completed for us. Not only have their work products provided valuable information that we use to market the County, but we have seen tangible results by acting on specific recommendations from their reports.
David Snyder, Director
Placer County Office of Economic Development

Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation Support
Our clients have absolutely benefited from the use of CSER's economic analysis to enhance their public relations campaigns and shed light on issues of interest. CSER's work has been professional, rigorous, and appreciated by policy makers and stakeholders.
Sharif Ebrahim, Principal
Kearns & West, Inc.

Research Validation and Peer Review
CSER's evaluation of research and data describing the state's business climate gave us an important external perspective on the soundness of our assumptions and the factors driving statewide economic trends.  The results of their review helped us answer critical questions that drive our core initiatives.
Larry Dicke, Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
California Chamber of Commerce

Site Selection Information and Research
We rely extensively on CSER's analysis and publications to support our business recruitment activities, regional marketing strategies, and planning efforts. CSER's ability to provide credible and timely data and analysis has played a critical role in a number of company location and expansion decisions.
Barbara Hayes, President & CEO
Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization