Recent Projects

Augusta, ME FOR/Maine. Strategic planning with the EDA-funded FOR/Maine project, a joint effort of the Maine forest products industry, Maine Development Foundation, the University of Maine, and various trade associations. With Camoin Associates.
Indianapolis, IN AgriNovus Indiana. Entrepreneurial ecosystem assessment for Indiana with emphasis on agbiosciences; recommendations for AgriNovus, a cluster development organization, to enhance the state's ability to support agbiosciences entrepreneurs. With Entre-Works.
Albany, NY Council for Economic Growth (CEG). This project (with Camoin Associates) identified the Life Sciences assets within the Capital Region, understanding larger market trends that are affecting the cluster, and recommending actions that could be taken by the Center for Economic Growth to enhance and support the cluster. We completed a detailed analysis of the sector, with a focus on the entrepreneurial ecosystem for life sciences, and an opportunity analysis of the Drug Discovery and Development subsector.

Portland, ME. Maine Venture Fund. A case study of five hybrid venture funds with a focus on structure, oversight and outcomes.
Loudoun County, VA. Loudoun County Economic Development Department. An update of the data for all of County’s key clusters and a deeper dive into a handful of emerging opportunities with a focus on information technology and communications.
Harrisonburg, VA. GO Virginia Region 8 Council. As part of the GoVirginia initiative, conducted innovation and entrepreneurship asset inventory and developed strategies to increase the region’s competitiveness.

Charlottesville, VA. Go Virginia Region 9 Council. As part of the GoVirginia initiative, conducted innovation and entrepreneurship asset inventory and developed strategies to increase the region’s competitiveness.
Laramie, WY University of Wyoming. This project for the University of Wyoming Manufacturing-Works, a MEP Center, involved developing a strategy as well as articulating that strategy in a proposal for 5 years of funding from NIST. Performed in partnership with Camoin Associates.
Falmouth, ME Town of Falmouth. With Camoin Associates, we developed a comprehensive economic development plan for this suburb of Portland, ME, building upon its existing opportunities as home to several technology-based corporate campuses.

Charlottesville, VA. Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development. Technology Assets Inventory.
Washington, DC. Pew Foundation. Business Incentives Policy and Practice Initiative.
Harrisburg, PA Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center. The seven existing MEP Centers in Pennsylvania engaged Innovation Policyworks and Camoin Associates to help them develop a plan for a single center for the state, working closely with the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Newport, RI. Newport County Chamber of Commerce. Feasibility Study and Business Plan for new Innovation Center.
Newton and Needham, MA N2 Innovation Corridor. Another joint project with Camoin, this project for the Newton and Needham (MA) Chamber of Commerce is to develop a strategic plan for an innovation district. Since most innovation districts are moving to urban areas, the challenge was to reimagine this collection of three 1950’s era suburban industrial parks. One bright spot is the new headquarters of Trip Advisor (shown above).
St. Louis, MO Missouri Enterprise. Missouri Enterprise, the MEP Center for Missouri, asked us to help them develop their proposal to NIST for the recompetition of their Cooperative Agreement. Performed in partnership with Camoin Associates.

Baltimore, MD Maryland Economic Development Corporation. Finance Program Study with Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) that reviewed twelve Maryland economic development incentives and financing programs. Innovation Policyworks LLC focused on the biotechnology and cybersecurity investment tax credits and program managed the entire project.
Elmira, Corning, and Big Flats, NY I-86 Corridor Strategic Plan. With Camoin Associates, we worked with the Cities of Corning and Elmira and the Town of Big Flats, NY to come up with a plan for the transformation of the I-86 Corridor into an innovation-based economy. Based on our analysis of their strengths and assets, we worked collaboratively with community leaders to identify a number of projects for a statewide competition. One project was chosen for funding: a research center focused on the future of transportation equipment.
Providence, RI. Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. 2011 and 2012 Knowledge Economy Index.

Portland, ME. Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine. (E2Tech). Cluster Study of Clean Technology in Maine.
Allentown, PA. Allentown Economic Development Authority. Review of existing incubator program and recommendations for revitalization.