ICF Consulting Assists the City of San Francisco in Creating the City’s First Economic Development Strategy
Plan Will Help City Become More Competitive Globally
Fairfax, Virginia, April 10, 2006 -
ICF Consulting announced today that it is assisting the City of San Francisco, California, in creating the City’s first economic development strategy. The focus will be on identifying and developing industries that have the potential to establish good jobs that align with the education and skills of San Francisco's residents.
"ICF Consulting's national and global expertise in economic development strategy makes this firm well suited to handle the challenge of San Francisco's first official economic development strategy," said Jesse Blout, Director of the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development. "The City is excited about working with ICF Consulting and its team to build a globally competitive San Francisco economy that can generate prosperity for all of its residents."
Development of the plan comes as the city recovers from the boom and bust of the technology market during the dot-com era. In 2004, San Francisco's residents voted to approve Proposition I, which authorized the creation of this economic development strategy. ICF Consulting's plan will not only guide and coordinate economic development efforts across the city government, but will provide a framework for the newly-created Office of Economic Analysis, which will conduct economic impact analysis on new legislation coming before the City’s Board of Supervisors.
"San Francisco has an impressive array of economic strengths on which to build," said Dr. Ted Egan, an ICF Consulting economist who is leading the effort. "Our challenge is to work with the community and craft a strategy that can shape the City’s future in a way all San Franciscans can support."
About ICF International
ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, transportation, social programs, defense, and homeland security markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 1,800 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is http://www.icfi.com.