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Case Studies

Kenneth Brown has over 20 years of senior executive management experience in industrial manufacturing and software companies. In his previous role as Group President, it was determined that gaining a clear and accurate forecast was critical to his group of companies’ ability to wisely invest and constrain spending. ITR Economics’ 12-quarter services provided the accurate, reliable insights the firm needed.

Sekisui Kydex utilizes ITR Economics Trends Report™ and DataCast™ subscriptions to support internal forecasting and planning. ITR’s services have enabled the company to move from a short-term, tactical approach to a long-term, strategic approach, which has led to increased growth and less susceptibility to the normal ups and downs in the business cycle.

“We are a private investment firm that has subscribed to the ITR Trends Report™ since 2014. We find that the content and the cadence of the monthly report keeps us abreast of the key macroeconomic issues that need to be on our radar for managing our portfolio and for identifying new investment opportunities.”


"The presentation today was excellent and the two speakers were impactful. The ITR methodology is a must learn and use for any business. Keeping track of your rates of change and monthly moving averages and charting them is an excellent tool for being prepared for whatever comes your way! My first exposure to Alan and ITR was the day after Obama was elected. I can honestly say that they helped save our business during the 2008 great Duression (Depression and Recession)."


"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your presentation last week… I’ve seen a number of economists deliver programs in the past, but none of them really connected with the audience like you. From the shaping of your messages so that it was understandable and relevant to our members - to the delivery in an engaging and entertaining manner differentiated you from the others.  Feedback from our members was very positive with some saying best speakers yet!"

-Thomas S. Passek, President

"Taylor St. Germain spoke to the group of CEOs I lead and was very impressive.  He came well prepared with a PowerPoint presentation that covered local, national and world views on the economy.  Prior to his presentation Taylor and I had a phone call which helped focus his presentation toward the areas of interest to my CEO members.  I would recommend him for an intimate or keynote presentation."

-Peter Michaels, Business Coach

"My company booked Connor for an Insulation contractors and suppliers conference of 150 people. He made sure he specialized his presentation to pertain to those attending our conference.  He presented on “Managing in an Uncertain Economy” –Everyone and I mean EVERYONE in the room was engaged… did I mention it was 9am in the morning!  Connor was funny, professional, seamless and was extremely knowledgeable on this topic. I had so many attendees come up to me asking when he could come back! As someone who plans events for a living, having this kind of reaction is what I strive for. We will DEFINITLEY be calling Connor to come speak at a future conference!"

-Allison Wieland

"Lauren Saidel-Baker recently delivered a presentation to my Women Presidents' Organization at the Yale Club in Manhattan. Lauren was excellent in every respect. Her discussion of economic trends was comprehensive, easy to understand and impactful for the audience of women business owners. Lauren is extremely facile at reading her audience and responding to their needs. Her extensive knowledge and experience in economics was evident as she handled a variety of questions with ease. I highly recommend Lauren Saidel-Baker."

-Diane McIlree, Chapter Chair

"Every year, Alan’s presentation is the most highly anticipated of our Industry Summit. His forecasts for the power transmission/motion control market and for the industrial markets our members sell into give our members an accurate and trusted projection they can use in their planning throughout the supply chain. An added bonus is always Alan’s wit and humor and well as his ability to translate complex economic principles into relatable and actionable recommendations."

-Ann Arnott, Executive Vice President/CEO

"Catherine Putney was a success at the Vistage Florida meetings.  She was a really knowledgeable speaker who provided an awesome presentation with excellent content.  She was able to cover a lot of information in a short amount of time, but in a way, where she made the data understandable."

-Attendee of a Recent Vistage Event

"We again had a record attendance for Brian's presentation. Half of the room has heard him before and came back for more. The other half have indicated the presentation far exceeded their expectations. This is not a boring statistical slideshow. Brian speaks to our region specifically and our 90 minutes always goes too quickly."

-Stephanie Hall, CEO

"The Trends Report is an excellent source of information for me to assist in planning for the next 12-18 months. I look forward to renewing the subscription - how can I live without it now?  Thanks for everything."

-Michael E. Mader, Vice President/Wealth Advisor


Since 1948, we have provided business leaders with economic information, insight, analysis, and strategy. ITR Economics is the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the US. With a knowledge base that spans six decades, we have an uncommon understanding of long-term economic trends as well as best practices ahead of changing market conditions. Our reputation is built on accurate, independent, and objective analysis.