Dr. Alfie Meek is an economist and Director of the Center for Economic Development Research at Georgia Tech.
This is Dr. Meek’s personal website and is NOT affiliated in any way with Georgia Tech. Any opinions expressed here are solely those of Dr. Meek and do not represent Georgia Tech, the Georgia Board of Regents, or the Governor’s COVID-19 Taskforce.
In addition to his work at Georgia Tech, Dr. Meek is also the President of the Economic Impact Group, LLC. (EIG), a consulting firm that specializes in economic and fiscal impact analysis supporting state and local economic development. Founded in 2002, the company helps clients in both the public and private sector understand how development impacts the local economy; how to measure, track, and forecast local economic performance; and how to calculate the return on tax-based economic development incentives.
EIG is also the sole provider of LOCI™ — the nationally recognized gold standard in fiscal impact analysis software. Licensed by dozens of communities across the country, LOCI™ helps users understand the true cost to local governments of development and development incentives. LOCI™ subscribers include cities ranging from Los Angeles, California to Austin, Texas to South Bend, Indiana. And not only cities, but local economic development authorities from InvestAtlanta in Georgia to the Sioux Falls Development Authority in South Dakota utilize the LOCI™ model to give them a strategic advantage when negotiating with economic development prospects.