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.


Historic Homes

Olana:  Hudson, New York
Evaluated attendance potential of the master plan for the historic home and gardens of painter Frederic E. Church, a leader in the Hudson River School of Art.  We conducted primary market analysis of visitor markets.  This site 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.

U.S. Grant Interpretive Center: 
Galena, Illinois
Reviewed the attendance parameters of the U.S. Grant Home to inform the facility sizing of a new Interpretive Center.  These parameters are determined based on the available markets, the visitation history for the U.S. Grant Home, local and regional tourism development projects and marketing strategies.  Visitor projections and facility sizing concluded the analysis.

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.