ConsultEcon Management & Economic Insight

Museums are important to a community’s cultural, educational and economic well being.  ConsultEcon is proud to be a member of the museum community and provide market, economic, business and planning services to create successful new museums and support existing museums to remain economically vital while maximizing community benefits, mission achievement, and their market potential.



Darwin D. Martin House Complex:  Buffalo, New York
Prepared market projections and a redevelopment plan as well as financial analysis for Frank Lloyd Wright’s residential masterpiece in Buffalo, New York. An economic impact analysis was also prepared. This project is in implementation and will include a visitor center building that will orient visitors to this historic site.

Hudson, New York
Evaluated the attendance potential of the master plan for the historic home and gardens of Frederic E. Church, a leader in the Hudson River School of Art. We conducted primary market analysis of visitor markets. This project includes an important art collection, to be housed in a new gallery, as well as changes to improve on-site circulation and parking. This site includes a nationally significant, picturesque landscape.

Beth Sholom Synagogue:  Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
This landmark synagogue was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The synagogue is currently visited by people interested in the history of the building and its architectural expression. Prepared an analysis of the market and operating potential of a proposed visitor center that would enhance the visitor experience and support the congregation’s community life.

Buffalo Olmsted Richardson Architecture Center:  Buffalo, New York
Conducted a market and economic feasibility study for the proposed Buffalo Olmsted Richardson Architecture Center. Our work included review of the proposed site for the center from a market and economic perspective, identification and evaluation of resident and tourist market segments, review of the experience of attractions in the market area and future area trends, as well as a review of comparable project experience. Attendance potential, operating potential and sensitivity analyses for two alternative scenarios were prepared with a final overall market and economic analysis for the preferred scenario.