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.


Native Peoples

Museum of the Cherokee Indian:  Cherokee, North Carolina
For this existing museum, ConsultEcon, Inc. prepared market potential and operating plans for several expansion projects.  These include a new education wing; major gift shop expansion; and, an expansion of the galleries to accommodate major traveling exhibits.  This work is part of a number of assignments for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians including a nature center study and a land master plan for a key parcel entering Town.

Arizona State Museum:  Tucson, Arizona
Completed a market and economic feasibility analysis, including an operating business plan and an economic and fiscal impacts analysis, for a branch of the Museum to be developed as part of the Rio Nuevo redevelopment district in downtown Tucson.  The Arizona State Museum is a department of the University of Arizona® and is the oldest and largest anthropological museum in the Southwest.  This work included detailed evaluation of the museum’s current operations and projected operations at the new location. 

Native American Interpretive Center:  Chattanooga, Tennessee
Conducted a study to determine the feasibility of including Moccasin Bend in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and developing a Native American Interpretive Center.

Tucson Origins Heritage Park: 
Tucson, Arizona
The Park site is associated with farming and irrigation along the river for a period of 4,000 years.  ConsultEcon served as the market and economic consultant as part of a multi-disciplinary master planning team to evaluate the operating potential for the Tucson Origins Heritage Park.  Groundbreaking for the Park took place in 2007.