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Tuesday 31 January 2012

Statement of Qualifications

Thomas/Lane & Associates [TLA] specialises in collaborating with elected officials, agency staffs and concerned stakeholders to define problems and identify strategies around which consensus can be built.

With over 50 years of combined experience integrating, synthesizing and presenting results based on neutral quantitative information, TLA can both produce technical reports and act as a bridge between technical findings and the concerns of policy makers.

TLA has consulted with public sector clients at both legislative and executive levels including federal, state, county, city, commonwealth, special purpose and tribal governments.

TLA has assessed impacts, forecasted needs, developed action plans, calculated rates of return and evaluated the feasibility of a wide range of programs, projects and policies, including:
  • Housing
  • Job Creation
  • Transportation
  • Human Services
  • Economic Development
  • Industrial promotion
TLA’s private sector clients have included international agribusiness, mining, and resource development companies, as well as utilities, financial institutions, hotel chains, and manufacturing establishments.

TLA’s assignments included conducting feasibility studies, advising on the highest and best use of commercial properties, determining the economic component of environmental impact statements, doing market research, evaluating rates of return on proposed investments, determining financial feasibility, and estimating market absorption of different types of commercial lands.

Friday 27 January 2012

Public Policy Experience

Transportation

  • Airport Economic Development
  • Airport Economic Benefits/Impacts
  • Multi-Modal Transportation Policy
  • Aviation Feasibility & Business Planning
  • Enplanement/Cargo/Operations & Peak Load Forecasts
  • Integrating Airport and Community Economic Planning

Housing

  • Housing Finance
  • Project Feasibility
  • Property Tax Analysis
  • Housing Needs Analyses
  • Low & Moderate Income Housing
  • Land Development & Impact Studies

Economics

  • Job Creation
  • Revitalization Studies
  • Benefit-Cost Analyses
  • Resource Valuation Assessments
  • Industrial & Commercial Attraction Studies

Feasibility & Impact Studies

  • Action Plans
  • Mitigation Studies
  • Fiscal Impact Analyses
  • Project Feasibility Studies
  • Economic Impact Assessments


Thursday 26 January 2012

Selected Clients

State Agencies

  • Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs
  • Alaska Department of Transportation
  • Alaska Legislative Budget and Audit Committee
  • Alaska State Women's Commission
  • California Community Colleges
  • Hawaii Council on Higher Education
  • Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Montana Department of Transportation
  • Oregon Office of Economic Development
  • Oregon Ports Commission
  • Puerto Rico Economic Development Administration
  • Puerto Rico Office of Finance & Banking
  • State of New Jersey, Office of the Governor
  • US Virgin Islands Office of the Governor
  • US Virgin Islands Industrial Development Commission
  • US Virgin Islands Public Housing Administration
  • US Virgin Islands Department of Economic Development & Agriculture
  • Washington Department of Transportation
  • Washington Office of Fiscal Management
  • Washington State Department of Community, Trade & Economic Development
  • Washington State Department of Natural Resources
  • Washington State Community College Board

Federal Agencies

  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • US Department of Labor
  • US Department of Health and Social Services
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • US Federal Aviation Administration

Tribal Governments

  • Colville Confederated Tribes
  • Makah Tribal Council
  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Cities

  • City of Anacortes
  • City of Arlington
  • City of Black Diamond
  • City of Burien
  • City of Chelan
  • City of Columbia
  • City of Danville
  • City of Des Moines
  • City of Edmonds
  • City of Ellensburg
  • City of Federal Way
  • City of Greenville
  • City of Highpoint
  • City of Homer
  • City of Knoxville
  • City of Normandy Park
  • City of Portsmouth
  • City of Puyallup
  • City of Seattle
  • City of Toledo
  • City of Tukwila
  • City of Westport
  • City of Wheeling
  • City of Winlock
  • City of Wilmington

Counties

  • King County, Department Planning and Community Development
  • Kittitas County, Office of Public Works
  • Pierce County, Office of the County Executive
  • Thurston County Planning Commission

Other Government Agencies

  • Alaska Legislative Budget and Audit Committee
  • Alaska Institute for Economic and Governmental Research
  • Chambers Creek Utility, Pierce County
  • National Commission on Water Quality
  • Port Townsend Port District
  • Puerto Rico Ports Authority
  • Pacific Northwest Regional Commission
  • Washington Public Power Supply System
  • Washington State Energy Facilities Site Evaluation Council

Private Clients

  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
  • AMAX Mining Company
  • Black & Veatch /TRA
  • Cornerstone Housing, LLC
  • Cyprus Mining Company
  • deJongh/Williams Joint Venture Partnership
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • The Gray Group
  • First National Bank of Alaska
  • Foster Wheeler Environmental Sciences
  • Haitian Art Collective
  • Heiskell & Donelson
  • Island International Airlines
  • Lotte-Sievers-Hahn, Inc.
  • McGranahan Partnership


Wednesday 25 January 2012

Representative Projects

  1. “Economic Development Action Plan for Ed Carlson Memorial Airport,” prepared for the City of Winlock, Washington “Economic Impact of Discontinuing Ferry Service Between Anacortes and Victoria, BC,” prepared for the Washington Department of Transportation
  2. “Alternative Uses of the Martin Marietta Deep Water Port and Industrial Park on St. Croix,” prepared for the Industrial Development Commission of the U.S. Virgin Islands “Economic Feasibility of Constructing a Deep Water Port in Homer, Alaska,” prepared for the City of Homer
  3. “Cost Impacts of Alternative Sites for Heliports in the Puget Sound Region,” prepared for Aviation Division, Washington Department of Transportation
  4. “Costs and Benefits of the Location of Community Airports in Washington State,” (as past of the state’s Aviation System Plan) prepared for the Washington State Department of Transportation
  5. “Contingency Plan for Dredging Shallow Draft Coastal Ports on Oregon’s Pacific Coast” prepared for the Ports Division, Oregon Economic Development Department
  6. “Issaquah Senior Assisted Living Facility: Analysis and Projection of Employment and Fiscal Impacts,” prepared for ABKJ, Inc.
  7. “Quality of Life Indicators & Benchmarks System,” prepared for the Pierce County Department of Community Development
  8. "Forecast of Annual and Peak Day/Hour Enplanements, Operations, and Cargo Movements at Mayaguez Airport," prepared for the Puerto Rico Ports Authority
  9. “Return on Investment: Effingham & Southside 25 Year Redevelopment Project”, prepared for the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority
  10. “Return on Investment: Saxon Homes Redevelopment Project, Columbia, South Carolina”, prepared the Development Office, City of Columbia
  11. "The Effects of Differential Freight Rates on the Attraction of Industrial Plants," prepared for the Puerto Rico Economic Development Administration
  12. "Market Potential and Feasibility of Commercial Use of Tiltrotor Aircraft in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Basin Region," prepared for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Government of Puerto Rico
  13. “Costs, Benefits and Future Tax Revenues from Creating an Empowerment Zone in Knoxville,” prepared for the, City of Knoxville, TN, Office of the Mayor
  14. “An Economic Assessment of the Efficiency of Airport Intermodal Connections,” prepared for the Aeronautics Division, Montana Department of Transportation
  15. “Revenue & Program Impacts of Federal Welfare Reform on Seattle’s Safety Net” prepared for the Department of Housing & Human Services, City of Seattle
  16. “Economic Return from a Neighborhood Revitalization Program, Danville, Virginia,” prepared for the City of Danville
  17. "Aviation Based Strategy For Rural Economic Development," prepared for the Aeronautics Division, Washington State Department of Transportation
  18. “Fiscal Rate of Return from Privatizing a Public Housing Project, West Palm Beach, Florida,” prepared for the City of West Palm Beach
  19. "The Feasibility of Establishing Scheduled Regional Helicopter Service in Puerto Rico," prepared for Island International Airlines
  20. “Fiscal & Economic Rate of Return from a HUD Funded Hope-6 Neighborhood Revitalization Program, Frederick, Maryland,” prepared under contract with Cornerstone Housing L.L.C.
  21. “Economic & Financial Feasibility of Alternative Heliport Sites in the Central Puget Sound Region,” prepared for the Aviation Division, Washington Department of Transportation
  22. “Housing Plan for the City of Edmonds, Washington,” prepared with Judy Stoloff & Associates for the City of Edmonds
  23. “Benefits and Costs of Operating a Passenger Hydrofoil Ferry Between Seattle and Victoria, BC,” prepared for the Boeing Airplane Company
  24. “Home Ownership Opportunities Under Privatization for Residents of St. John and St. Croix,” prepared for the Office of the Governor, U.S. Virgin Islands
  25. "Design Procedures for Conducting a Civil Tiltrotor Aircraft Feasibility Analysis for Washington State and the Pacific Northwest," prepared for the Aeronautics Division, Washington State Department of Transportation
  26. "The Effects of Noise, Safety, and ATC Regulations on the Sitting of Urban Vertiports in the Chicago Metropolitan Area," prepared for the Illinois Department of Aviation and SH&E
  27. “Fiscal & Economic Rate of Return from a Hope-6 Neighborhood Revitalization Program, City of High Point, North Carolina,” prepared under contract with Cornerstone Housing L.L.C.
  28. “Ballard Neighborhood Business District Revitalization Strategy” prepared for the Office of Economic Development, City of Seattle
  29. “Economic Analysis of Multimodal Linkages in the Prince William Sound Region,” prepared for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
  30. "The Benefits from Operating General Aviation Airports in Arlington and Ellensburg, Washington," prepared for the Washington State Department of Transportation, Division of Aviation
  31. “A Sales and Privatization Implementation Plan for Public Housing Units at the Anna Retreat Heights Housing Project,” prepared for the U.S. Virgin Islands Housing Authority and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
  32. “Housing Markets and Housing Needs Study,” prepared for the Washington State Department of Community Development
  33. “Alaska Statewide Housing Study,” prepared for the Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs
  34. “Economic Development Strategy and Plan for the First Hill Urban Village” prepared for the Department of Neighborhoods, City of Seattle
  35. "Forecast of Annual and Peak Day/Hour Enplanements, Operations, and Cargo Movements at San Juan International Airport," prepared for the Puerto Rico Ports Authority
  36. “Benefit-Cost and Fiscal Impact Analysis of the California Community Colleges Economic Development Training Programs” prepared for the State of California Community Colleges
  37. “Methods for Influencing the Rate, Composition, and Location of Economic Development”, prepared for the Department of Trade and Economic Development, State of Washington
  38. “Creating Jobs in Rural Areas of Washington State,” prepared for the Washington Department of Employment Security
  39. “The Effectiveness of Using State Tax Incentives for Increasing the Demand for Labor,” prepared for the Washington Department of Commerce and Economic Development
  40. “SWOT Analysis and Strategic Economic Development Plan,” prepared for the City of Black Diamond and the King County Office of Strategic Planning
  41. “Community Economic Development Action Plan,” prepared for the Cities of Winlock & Toledo, Lewis County, Washington
  42. “Feasibility Analysis and Time Phasing for Development of an 80-Acre Airport Related Industrial Park,” prepared for the Phoenix Group and Kittitas County
  43. “Economic Development Assessment Indicators Study,” prepared for the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County
  44. “A Comprehensive Economic Development Plan for the Pacific Northwest,” prepared for the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission
  45. “A Cost Benefit Trade-off Analysis of Washington State's Long Term Growth Potentials,” prepared for the Washington Office of Planning, Programming and Fiscal Management
  46. “Assessing the Indirect Benefits of Alternative Asset Management Strategies” prepared for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources
  47. “Methods and Techniques for Creating Private Sector Job Opportunities in Rural Alaska,” prepared for the Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services
  48. “A Model of the Economic, Social and Land Use Impacts of Flood Prevention in Cedar River Valley,” prepared for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers