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Selected clients and project descriptions

Economic Development Research Group
The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is the City of Pittsburgh’s economic development agency, committed to creating jobs, expanding the City’s tax base and improving the vitality of businesses and neighborhoods.  As such we were selected to support that mission in several ways: working indirectly on many URA funded projects and directly under contract for services. We have supported neighborhood community development groups with capacity building and working with small businesses to expand or solve operational problems.  Currently under contract to provide consulting services to pre and post loan applicants.
Our successful relationship goes back over a decade supporting traffic data collection and public engagement on public projects. The public involvement process included interacting with the community, moderating, setting up meetings and documenting meeting activity.  In addition for two most recent assignments, we also performed traffic data collection.
Economic Development Research Group selected our firm because of our record performing economic impact studies, experience conducting intercept interviews and related references.  For the Allegheny County Airport Authority, our role involved a range of data collection including intercept interviews on site at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, online surveys, and self-administered surveys.   We have successfully perform on three such studies.
For the Metropolitan Planning Organization – Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, we conducted traffic studies over the 10 County MPO region - Allegheny and contiguous counties.  Traffic data collection included ATR and turning movement studies.  We performed over 200 turning movement studies and over 150 volume counts using automatic traffic recording equipment as sub consultants.
Michael Baker Jr. Inc
Whitman Requardt & Associates
URA

More projects and references are available upon request