RCG Economics’ mission is to provide the highest quality public policy research and analysis to its clients' complete satisfaction as efficiently and timely as possible.
RCG Economics provides a wide variety of services to both public and private sector entities. The foundation of the practiceis the use of sound economic principles to understand and help solve public policy problems for our clients. Much of the work involves analysis of the forces causing economic and demographic changes within a region or urban area.
Credible public policy research built on solid information,sound analysis and reported in an effective manner can be more powerful than the rigid political language. Any organization with an interest in creating public policy must have well-researched public policy goals, based on detailed research. However,the internal resources required to develop such research and analysis it is not always possible or desirable for many small organizations or those with periodic, specialized interests.
RCG Economics' tradition of problem-solving continues in our public policy research work. RCG Economics conducts research and provides analysis to address the challenges facing Nevada. RCG Economics focuses on several areas of research, which reflect the changing nature of the state. Much of this research is conducted on behalf of public and private clients. All RCG Economics' work -- including white papers, databases or major reports -- are held to rigorous review procedures. Such scrupulous standards are the foundation of RCG Economics’ strong reputation in Nevada.
Sometimes clients request that RCG Economics provide research without indicating a specific course of action. At other times, RCG Economics will provide a range of solutions, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. On certain occasions, RCG Economics will develop succinct policy recommendations. What remains unwavering is RCG Economics' commitment to objective and independent research. This is accomplished in a variety of ways, including press releases to the media, testimony by RCG Economics’ experts and reports.
Range of Services
Our approach to regional and urban economic consulting incorporates bottom-line market realities into public policy and planning decisions. RCG Economics is comprised of urban economists, planners, and real estate analysts.
RCG Economics gathers the right information to make the best possible case for its clients’ issues as well as knowing what is behind the opposition's policy position.
RCG Economics crafts public policy proposals that are truly unique and effective.
RCG Economics works closely on design and along the way to ensure the end product is what was requested.
Comprehensive and Cogent Research
RCG Economics creates full packages - solid quality research, but with PowerPoint versions and policy briefs for easy digestion.
Sponsored research in our clients’ names or anonymously
RCG Economics confidentially collects information from sources including interviews – our clients do not have to reveal who they are or how much they are spending.
Our team has combined expertise in:
- Analysis of Proposed Legislation
- Analysis of Citizen Initiatives
- Regulatory Changes
- Public Policy Innovation
- Regulatory & Policy Reform
- Program Evaluation
- Strategic Planning
- Public Finance
- Market-based Modeling
Broad Client Base
Our role in economic consulting has evolved, as growth management and economic development have become central issues in urban and regional policy-making. We work with major public agencies and private sector entities that are influenced by urban and economic growth issues, including:
- Business Associations & Trade Groups
- Economic Development Entities
- Real Estate Development Companies
- School Districts
- Transportation Planning Agencies
Our clients include:
- City of Las Vegas
- City of North Las Vegas
- Clark County Dept. of Comp Planning
- Las Vegas Office of Business Development
- Las Vegas Valley Water District
- McCarran International Airport
- Nevada Department of Transportation
- Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
- Southern Nevada Water Authority
- U.S. Bureau of Land & Management
Private Sector Firms
- American Nevada Corporation
- Boyd Gaming
- CH2M HILL
- Household Credit Services
- Louis Berger & Associates, Inc.
- M Holdings
- Olympic Group-Nevada
- National Association of Industrial & Office Properties
- Parsons Brinckerhoff Plise Development
- Poggemeyer Design Group
- Southern Highlands Development Corp.
- Southern Nevada Golf Course Owners Association
A Final Word
RCG Economics' network of regional economists and planners are prepared to assist in all aspects of public policy research. We have the experience and vision needed to identify critical issues, and the skills required to help our clients achieve their goals.