Who We Are

Mass Economics is a research and consulting firm that specializes in urban economic growth and equity. We are a technical firm with expertise in data, analytics, modeling, and strategy as well as a socially-driven organization committed to equitable and inclusive economic growth. We are located in Cambridge, MA and Oakland, CA but work in cities all across the country.

Mass Economics works directly with clients in the non-profit, philanthropic, and public sectors on economic development strategy.  We excel at providing high-quality data, analytics, and strategic advice for large public and philanthropic organizations but also the smaller community development organizations that often lack the resources to maintain internal research capabilities.

Mass Economics contributes to economic growth and equity in U.S. cities in three primary ways:

  • Through developing transformative, large-scale urban economic development projects with partners across the U.S.;
  • Through building customized, local strategies for cities and neighborhoods, including plans for creating jobs, strengthening innovation and entrepreneurship, rationalizing urban land, and increasing equality and opportunity;
  • With thought-leadership and advocacy on the importance and benefits of inclusive approaches to economic development.