Smart economic growth app

This decision app is intended to supplement comprehensive smart growth planning and decision-making by analyzing the economic development component of smart growth across multiple criteria. With this app, you can evaluate three industry development alternatives across seven economic criteria. For example, if looking to develop or re-develop land with industrial, office, or trade zoning, you can enter three alternatives and evaluate which alternative performs best on the economic criteria that matter to you. If your situation requires more alternatives or criteria, just contact us and we will run a custom decision analysis for you.

Information about the app

Click to view a sample smart economic growth workbook that includes the decision analysis tables. Since we provide you with normalized values for each alternative and criteria, these economic values can simply be entered into a comprehensive multi-criteria smart growth decision analysis to support the larger planning process. For information about multi-criteria decision analysis and how to interpret the results, please read our user guide.

You can browse through the app by following a link below. You will not be billed until the case is submitted from the Performance Template tab. Our economic accountants are continually adding smart growth criteria to choose from, so if you do not see a criterion that is important to you, let us know and we will prioritize its development.

The price for this service is $20 for each case. We generate an invoice and include it in the workbook each time the app is run. For your convenience, we accept checks and credit card payments through Paypal. Payment is due upon receipt.

To use the app, you simply need to 1) select your location, 2) define up to three alternatives that each can include up to five production activities, 3) select decision criteria and weights, and 4) enter your billing information. That's it! Enter the information, click the submit button, and the smart growth workbook will be delivered to your email address in a couple of minutes. Just follow the links below to get started.

By using our app, you agree to accept the terms of our User Agreement.

Select county or metro area analysis to get started

Go here for a single-county area analysis

Go here for a metropolitan or micropolitan (cbsa) area analysis