Our Services

Taimerica provides innovative answers to the location questions of states, communities, and businesses worldwide. While we are interested in novel projects that push the envelope of technology, most of our engagements are in the following areas:

  • Technology Assessments
  • Incentive Policies, Negotiation and Development
  • Logistics Studies
  • Corporate Site Selection and Real Estate Evaluation
  • Economic Impact Studies
  • Economic Development Strategic Planning
  • Target Industry Studies
  • Organizational Design & Best Practices Evaluations
  • Global & National Marketing Strategies
  • Balanced Scorecard in Economic Development

A more detailed project list is here.

Our Associates

Ed Bee, CEcD
Ed Bee is founder and President. Prior to founding the company in 1997, Bee led economic development programs in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia, including the largest regional ED group in Louisiana. Bee has worked personally on over 50 office and factory projects during his 24 years in the economic development field. Among his career accomplishments are the development and passage of payroll based incentive programs in Louisiana and Oklahoma. Bee has recently published papers nationally on cutting edge topics like technology-led economic development and globalization

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David Kolzow, PhD
Dr. David Kolzow pioneered the concept of strategic planning in economic development. He has personally completed over 50 strategic plans in communities throughout the United States. Few onsulting firms have personnel with his depth and breadth of background. Dr. Kolzow wrote Strategic Planning for Economic Development, the most comprehensive "how to" textbook on the subject of strategic planning for development groups that was published by the International Economic Development Council. Dr. Kolzow is also at the forefront on outcome-based performance measurement for economic development organizations and sustainable economic development concepts.

Dave Kolzow's new book, A Strategic Approach to Economic Development, is now available in pdf download format.

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Lorraine Roach
Lorraine Roach has 25+ years of experience in rural economic and tourism development and downtown revitalization. Her clients include numerous communities, businesses, development organizations, trade associations, tribes, states and multi-state coalitions in the United States and Europe. Ms. Roach understands the extraordinary assets and unique challenges of rural communities, whose economies are transitioning to New Economy businesses and value-added industries, including tourism. Ms. Roach is certified by the National Main Street Center/National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is a member of the Tourism Industry Association (TIA) and International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

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Ardyn Thriffiley, CEcD

Ardyn Thriffiley has spent 15 years in the field of research and marketing. Ms. Thriffiley spent many years with Entergy Louisiana's Economic Development Group where she established a research center containing resources used in the site selection decision making process including the AEDC award winning web site, a web-based searchable database of available buildings and sites, parish and community profiles, marketing materials on key resources in Louisiana communities, and research and analysis of target industries for Louisiana.

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