Our approach to economic impact in the public sector

Financial viability is the foundation for just about everything your organization does – or hopes to do — for your constituents and stakeholders.

We provide an independent economic analysis to give you a clearer picture of your current state — and a perspective on future trends.

We'll help you build an economic strategy that will allow you to deliver now and in the future.

Get clear, transparent takeaways from our economic impact analysis

Everything you do relies on a clear and complete understanding of your current revenues and operational commitments.

You've also got an obligation to your constituents to be transparent about where the dollars go.

We don't just present your economic data — we create impact from it by providing context and significance.

We'll build on that with public sector insights, rigorous economic analytics, and data science that reveal trends and insights to provide a foundation for your action based next steps.

Build the financial strength to adapt and respond to change.  

Politics, economics, social trends, technological advances, ecological pressures, and changes in law are constantly affecting your community and constituents.

Our ecomonic impact analysis can find the efficiencies that allow you to do more with what you have.

We combine public sector operations experience with experience developing economic strategies.

That makes Crowe unique in working with your team to develop realistic budgets, forecasts, and action plans that support your communities and constituents' current and future needs.

Create an economic strategy that is transparent, realistic, and effective

Ultimately, your community can only support the economic strategy if they can connect to the costs and benefits.

We'll show you a straightforward path from data to ideas that can be easily understood by stakeholders.

Our specialists work alongside your team, connecting you to frameworks and comprehensive modeling tools that we've developed based on our extensive public sector experiences and insights.

Then we'll help you put together multiyear economic impact analysis presentations and reports that make all the technical information digestible, so you can get buy-in from your constituents.

Set effective rates and fees for public utilities.

It's a constant challenge to deliver rates and fees that are fair and reasonable to your constituents — but also cover the true cost of providing a service.

Crowe has a wealth of experience that delivers insights on operational and technological costs.

We'll benchmark your fee structure with other organizations, and then present credible, objective, third-party documentation you can use to legitimize your costs and fees.

Our economic impact studies can also help you explore other ways of recovering costs.

Need help with project management, fieldwork, quality control reviews, data analysis presentations, and reports? We do that too.

Make the case for how a project positively impacts your community

Are you upgrading infrastructure? Hosting a major event? Launching some other big initiative?

Whatever the project is, at some point you’ll need to be able to demonstrate its positive economic impact.

We'll help you develop a realistic understanding of how a project supports your constituents.

We've developed hundreds of economic impact studies. We'll bring all that experience to build a credible business case for your plans.

We also can provide an objective retrospective review of a past project’s impact.

4 ways we can help impact your economic strategy

Budgeting and forecasting
Make sense of your data with a financial plan that is transparent, realistic, and effective.
Budgeting and forecasting
Revenue and fee analysis
Use a benchmarked analysis to legitimize your costs and fees and explore ways to recover costs.
Revenue and fee analysis
Economic impact studies
Build the case for how a project supports your constituents and integrates into your overall economic picture.    
Economic impact studies
Service cost assessment
Model your business scenarios, forecast fee impacts, and create multiyear plans for managing revenue and fees.
Service cost assessment

Work with us

We’re invested in working on economic revitalization in communities across the nation.

Rigorous analytics. Robust data science. Deep market understanding.

We apply that to budgets that range from thousands to billions of dollars a year and more.

Our team

  • MBAs, MPAs, and CPAs
  • ICEAA certified cost estimators
  • Former administrators, regulators, elected officials, and other public sector veterans

Our qualifications

  • Technical skills
  • Experience-driven insight
  • Deep subject-matter expertise

Public sector areas we serve

State & local government
Federal government
Not-for-profit
Education