Meet Our Team

Doug Svensson, President

(925) 934-8712


  • Economic strategic planning
  • Industry cluster analysis
  • Public financing plans
  • Fiscal impact analysis
  • Pro forma analysis


  • Lake Tahoe Prosperity Plan
  • Petaluma Economic Strategic Plan
  • Socioeconomic Analysis of 2010 Bay Area Clean Air Plan
  • Atascadero Economic Strategic Plan
  • Salinas Future Growth Area Public Facilities Financing Plan
  • Castroville Community Plan Public Financing Program
  • Moss Landing Economic Strategic Plan
  • Newport Beach General Plan Update

Qualities that clients value:

The ability to listen and to understand client needs and goals. A talent for facilitating community discussion about controversial issues. Thirty years of experience in economic development, community redevelopment, fiscal impact and financial feasibility analysis, socioeconomic analysis, and growth management planning.

What drives Doug:

A deep interest in how to transition to a green economy while still providing quality job opportunities, social equity and fiscal responsibility.

Success story:

The economic strategic plan for Atascadero provided an opportunity to work with very diverse opinions about economic development in the community. By developing a vision of economic development that responded to widely held community values, the economic strategy provided a useful work program for city staff and the city council.

What's ahead:

We believe our approach to economic development and analysis is well-suited to a wide range of communities and we look forward to expanding our practice into new regions throughout the country.


  • Master of City Planning with an emphasis in housing and economic development, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A. magna cum laude in Environmental Studies and Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)
  • California Redevelopment Association (CRA)