Economic Services

Economic Services

FCS GROUP provides a unique combination of skills and knowledge regarding delivery of public infrastructure to support local and regional government goals of attracting business, creating jobs, enhancing public spaces and forming economically sustainable communities.

“Our success is measured by our ability to deliver exceptional service, high quality work, and innovative solutions to our clients.”

Todd Chase
Principal and Economist

FCS GROUP provides a unique combination of skills and knowledge regarding delivery of public infrastructure to support local and regional government goals of attracting business, creating jobs, enhancing public spaces and forming economically sustainable communities.

“Our success is measured by our ability to deliver exceptional service, high quality work, and innovative solutions to our clients.”

Todd Chase
Principal and Economist

FCS GROUP understands what makes governments tick. Our economists document the interplay between regional economic characteristics and local development opportunities. Your unique “economic landscape” is comprised of workforce capabilities, environmental features, public facilities, tax structure and private business activities. We provide economic data that informs policy decisions which leverages strategic investment and targeted job growth.

  • Industry Cluster Strategies
  • Economic & Demographic Forecasts
  • Workforce Training Infrastructure Analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Trade Capture and Leakage Analysis
  • Municipal Finance Benchmarking
  • Market Opportunities Assessments

Your community is poised for growth and it is time to address issues concerning the relationship between available land, buildings and public facilities. FCS GROUP urban planners and land use economists are experts at preparing infrastructure investment strategies that balance your available capital and O&M financial resources with community development benefit and cost impacts.

  • Low Impact Development Strategies
  • Transportation Economics and Finance
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Development Feasibility Analysis
  • Industrial Land Assessment
  • Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis

Community development is dependent on global and regional economic forces combined with local actions aimed at achieving development goals and objectives.  FCS GROUP conducts primary research and works with economic development leaders to perform strategic planning and community visioning that clearly articulates community development goals and objectives.

  • Economic Opportunities Analysis
  • Attainable Housing Analysis
  • Target Industry Attraction
  • Workforce Development
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Community Visioning

FCS GROUP analyzes P3 deal structure options from varying perspectives to determine how public and private commitments shall be defined to mitigate risks and optimize return on investment.   A solid P3 understanding is required to ensure that public and private objectives are clear and development performance metrics are defined.  This approach helps ensure that P3s deliver desired capital projects along with strategic public and private investment.

  • Return on Investment Analysis
  • Financial Pro forma Analysis
  • Funding Gap Strategies
  • Alternative Development Strategies
  • Special Funding District Formations
  • Development Agreement Terms
  • Development Site Prospectus
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Your Primary Contacts

Todd Chase, AICP, LEED AP
Todd Chase, AICP, LEED APEconomic Services

What our customers are saying

“I can vouch for the FCS Group’s work. Todd Chase is about as sharp as they come and his feet are firmly on the ground. He’s judicious in his time but is not afraid to answer questions and explore options. I think EDA would say that Todd’s work was critical in helping Garibaldi receive our recent federal award.”
Kevin Greenwood, Former Manager, Port of Garibaldi, Oregon