Appleseed is a New York City-based economic consulting firm that provides economic impact analysis studies, economic development planning, social research and analysis, and strategic planning and program development services to government, non-profit and corporate clients. Founded in 1993, the firm has extensive experience in providing economic and community impact analyses for major U.S. universities, health care and cultural institutions, as well as analyses of the economic and community impacts of a wide range of real estate development projects. Below are just a few of the many projects we've recently worked on.
For Johns Hopkins, Appleseed examined the university's impact as a significant enterprise in its own right – as an employer, a buyer of goods and services from Maryland companies, and a sponsor of major construction projects. Appleseed also discussed the ways in which Johns Hopkins contributes to the Baltimore and Maryland economies through activities related to its mission – through undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that contribute to the development of human capital, research that strengthens the economy and addresses issues of critical concern to the region, and through its commitment to public service. Appleseed’s report included a focus on the university's role in the revitalization of East Baltimore, one of the city’s largest low-income communities.
Following the George Washington Bridge scandal, Appleseed, in collaboration with the NYU Rudin Center, provided a series of recommendations on how the Port Authority could be restructured in order to ensure greater transparency and accountability, and suggested that the organization prioritize its transportation-related assets as its strategy going forward.
Brookhaven National Laboratory is one of just six multi-program national labs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and is the only national lab located in the Northeast. It is also one of New York State’s largest centers of scientific research and a major contributor to the growth of Long Island’s technology-based economy. At a time when the recovery of the state’s economy depends on its capacity for innovation, Brookhaven represents a uniquely valuable resource – both as a major science-based enterprise, and as a source of the scientific discovery and technological innovation on which growth depends. Appleseed's report examined Brookhaven’s impact on the economy of Long Island and New York State as a whole, both as a major science-based enterprise in its own right and through its mission of research, technology development, and deployment and education.