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Research organizations and firms throughout the country specialize in collecting data and making recommendations to governments, corporations, technology startups, financial institutions, and small businesses. While it may seem as though these research organizations offer similar consulting expertise, they in fact are as diverse as the people and industries they serve.

When evaluating these firms, it is helpful to understand who they work with and the types of research they provide. There are several nationally known firms, such as The Brookings Institution, that offer robust global research programs with the aim to provide insights and analysis to solve worldwide problems. Boutique firms and organizations, such as EntryPoint, offer similar services but with a more niche knowledge-base of localized industries and economic ecosystems. Here is a brief overview of the top 7 research organizations in the United States that are leaders in data collection, consulting, and research reports.

Top National Entrepreneurial Research Organizations

1. EntryPoint

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Contact: Emily@EntryPointMI.com

EntryPoint partners with organizations to deliver comprehensive research insights and implement effective data-driven programs that promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest. Working in tandem with these partners, EntryPoint develops comprehensive research reports that deliver insights on strengths and challenges facing companies, communities, and the broader region. Research findings are used to design and implement effective programs to promote entrepreneurship by fostering an inclusive culture, expanding networks, and facilitating education and advocacy.  

2. The Brookings Institution

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Contact: communications@brookings.edu

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level. Research topics cover foreign policy, economics, development, governance and metropolitan policy.  

3. Workforce Intelligence Network

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Contact: info@WINintelligence.org

Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) helps to cultivate a cohesive talent system by facilitating data-driven workforce solutions to ensure responsiveness to changing labor market demands. WIN provides current, actionable, real-time labor market data to help their clients make critical decisions. WIN can supply the real-time labor market information that can help guide resources or programmatic decisions.  

4. Boston Consulting Group

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Contact: 312-993-3300

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities for growth. BCG’s global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change through leading-edge management consulting as well as data science, technology and design, digital ventures, and business purpose.  

5. PitchBook

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Contact: info@pitchbook.com

PitchBook is the leading financial data provider that covers the global venture capital, private equity and public markets. Research and analyze companies, deals, funds, investors and service providers across the entire private investment lifecycle.  

6. Anderson Economics Group

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Contact: (517) 333-6984

Anderson Economic Group is a boutique consulting firm, offering research and consulting in economics, valuation, market analysis, and public policy. Their work in these fields is based on their core values of professionalism, integrity, and expertise. Andersen Economics has helped clients including private firms, publicly traded companies, state & local governments, and non-profit organizations.  

7. Urban Institute

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Contact: contractsmail@urban.org

The Urban Institute is the trusted source for unbiased, authoritative insights that inform consequential choices about the well-being of people and places in the United States. They are a nonprofit research organization that believes decisions shaped by facts, rather than ideology, have the power to improve public policy and practice, strengthen communities, and transform people’s lives for the better.  

 

About EntryPoint EntryPoint is a nonprofit research institution that aims to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest. The organization believes that the best research takes a holistic approach to data acquisition and analysis, and as such, seeks to build meaningful partnerships with corporations, community foundations, entrepreneurial support organizations, and other groups. Working in tandem with these partners, EntryPoint develops comprehensive research reports that deliver insights on strengths and challenges facing companies, communities, and the broader region. Research findings are used to design and implement effective programs to promote entrepreneurship by fostering an inclusive culture, expanding networks, and facilitating education and advocacy. EntryPoint is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more, visit www.entrypointmi.com.

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