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Cambridge Economic Research (CER) is a consulting firm providing quality research and advisory services in economic development, real estate analysis, and transportation planning. For over twenty years, we have contributed leading edge advice to guide major public and private investment decisions.

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Peer Review

In these times of accelerating fiscal costs and limited municipal revenues, cities must exercise due diligence in the review and evaluation of planning and economic impact studies. A growing number of cities are requiring peer reviews of all economic and fiscal impact studies that are conducted for developers. 

Cambridge Economic Research provides expert peer review services for economic impact, urban planning, and transportation planning studies. We review studies performed by other professional consultants for accuracy and objectivity in assumptions, data collection, and modeling techniques. Based on the results of the peer review process, cities are in a stronger position to negotiate mitigation packages with developers.



Peer Review of RKG Economic Impact Analysis of Riverside Station | City of Newton, MA

Cambridge Economic Research conducted a peer review of an economic and fiscal impact analysis prepared by RKG Associates for a proposed mixed use Transit Oriented Development on MBTA’s Green Line in the City of Newton in suburban Boston.



Review of SHRP2 Case Studies | Transportation Research Board

Cambridge Economic Research conducted over 50 peer reviews of the economic and land use impacts of bridge, highway exit, intermodal transportation projects for the TRB’s Strategic Highways Research Program.



Peer Review of Bayport Intermodal Terminal, Dallas, TX | EDR Group

Peer Review of an Economic Impact evaluation of the expansion of Bayport intermodal terminal in Dallas. The review found the economic benefits of the project had been underestimated.



UP Global III Rochelle, IL | Transportation Research Board

Peer Review of evaluation of the performance of UP’s Global III park in Rochelle, IL, at the edge of Chicago’s western commercial frontier ten years after it opened.



Peer Review of Economic Impact of Bypasses on Historic Districts | Transportation Research Board

Series of Peer Reviews of the Economic Impacts of highway bypasses on the bypassed commercial districts.


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