Impresa specializes in providing a range of analytical services that are closely related to our core vision of helping our clients deal with the unfolding challenges of the new economy. We assist our clients to understand and measure economic change, design effective strategies, not only for economic development, but for education and workforce as well. We also provide tools--reports, presentations, printed and electronic media--to get critical information to stakeholders.
About Joe Cortright
Joe Cortright is President and Principal Economist for Impresa, a consulting firm specializing in regional economic analysis, innovation and industry clusters. Joe is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, senior policy advisor for CEOs for Cities, a national organization of urban leaders, and the chair of the Oregon Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.
As an advisor to state and local governments, private businesses, foundations and advocacy groups in more than a dozen states, Canada and Europe, Joe's work casts a light on the role of knowledge-based industries in shaping regional economies. He and his work are regularly quoted in the media, including in the the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, BusinessWeek and USA Today.