Strategic Economics

What's this? Yes, it's a minivan sitting on a box. 
For the non-profit Oregon Forest Resources Institute, EDH looked to U.S. forestry and forest products extending beyond  debates of environment vs. economy - addressing topics of forest growth and mortality, forest tourism and emerging opportunities for wood products.
Whether with nano-technology or new interest in architectural wood and possible high-rise wood frame structures, wood again emerges as the sustainable materials resource. 


When it comes to strategic economics, EDH assists clients in thinking outside the box. Looking at the world and its capacities from a new vantage point.

For over 30 years, we have been encouraged our clients to never stop thinking outside the box - whether with new uses for old resources or renewing our urban and rural communities for improved linkages of workers to real jobs.

Strategic planning often puts us at the interface between land use planning and economic development, especially here in the Pacific Northwest. We have prepared economic opportunity analyses and economic elements for comprehensive plans for places like:

  • Portland, Beaverton, McMinnville, and Cascade Locks in Oregon - also Metro as the Portland area metro government.
  • The counties of Adams, Clark, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Skagit and cities including Covington, Mount Vernon, Longview and Vancouver in Washington state. 

That's where we're at. Let us know where and how we can help.