The more classical approach to the urban or regional economy with sectors and SBI codes is no longer sufficient to capture current economic environment and dynamics. Regions and municipalities focus their policy on cross-sector clusters and ‘ecosystems’. These include logistics and distribution, agriculture and agribusiness, port-industrial complexes, leisure and free time. Or more abstract themes such as knowledge economy or circular economy.
Our services in the field of regional and urban economy are diverse. We support municipalities and regions with, among other things, vision and strategy formation. For example, in the form of (co-)drawing up policy and action plans. In addition, we regularly carry out market studies, evaluations or economic impact studies. These may include assessing and measuring the effects of economic policy, sector-specific questions or the assessment of the economic effects of organisations such as knowledge institutes or international organisations. We also carry out monitoring studies, specifically in the field of ‘international’ economics where knowledge workers and labour migrants are concerned in relation to issues of housing, target group policy and education.