Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

American Planning Association

The American Planning Association (APA) is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. We measure our success by the successes of our members and the communities they serve.


Project Catalogue

Post-Disaster Economic Recovery for Manufacturing Facilities
Start Date: Oct 2014 — End Date: Dec 2014

CREC produced a briefing paper on post-disaster economic recovery for manufacturing facilities as part of the American Planning Association’s work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to create briefing papers for planners concerning “Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation.”

Small Business Supply Chain Opportunities in Northwest Pennsylvania
Start Date: Oct 2013 — End Date: Sep 2014

In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Entreworks Consulting, CREC is conducting a comprehensive manufacturing supply chain analysis for Northwest Pennsylvania along with hosting matchmaking events designed to help local small businesses capture new supply chain opportunities in transportation equipment manufacturing and shale gas production industries.