Meet Our Team

Tony Daysog, Senior Associate

(925) 934-8712
tdaysog@adeusa.com

Expertise:

  • Socioeconomic impact analysis
  • Urban decay / “big box” impact analysis
  • Economic development analysis, methodologies, and sources
  • Economic development strategic planning and analysis
  • Using data and analysis to engage clients and communities in an open and honest discussion

Projects:

  • City of Las Vegas Living Wage Impact Analysis
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management Clean Air Plan 2010 Socioeconomic Impact Analysis
  • San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District Socioeconomic Impact Analysis
  • Economic and Workforce Analysis for San Joaquin Valley/Central and Eastern Sierra Workforce Investment Boards
  • City of Delano Super Wal-Mart Impact Study
  • City of Palo Alto Stanford Shopping Center Urban Decay Analysis

Qualities that clients value:

Drawing connections between underlying economic data/trends and the larger circumstances clients find themselves in—and contemplating strategies for moving their communities forward. Sensitivity to political and cultural circumstances that surround the economic issues that clients want us to analyze and solve. Using data and analysis to help clients frame discussions in order to bring the public on board.

What drives Tony:

A passion for using data and analysis to enrich community dialogue about pressing issues and using city planning processes as a democratizing media through which residents can understand the range and quality of options before them. I care that what we do serves a larger end, above and beyond understanding economic trends, impacts, and strategies.

Success story:

The Kern County judge who presided over the landmark urban decay/“big box” impact case (Bakersfield Citizens for Local Control v. City of Bakersfield) voiced approval of the “big box” urban decay methodology I devised. The court decision is important in many ways. Above all, it establishes ADE's approach as the gold standard for analyzing big box urban decay impacts.

What's ahead:

I want ADE to set the standard in a number of areas with respect to economic development planning and analysis, including baseline economic data that other analysts and communities can use to track economic trends.

Education:

  • Master of City Planning, University of California, Berkley
  • B.A in U.S. history, University of California, Berkeley

Professional affiliations:

  • California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)

Awards:

  • Key staff member on project that won the 2004 International Economic Development Council Promotional Award for “West Wendover, Nevada Economic Development Strategy and Wendover, Utah Annexation Study”

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