EBP US is an American company that provides superior, cutting-edge economic expertise, tools, and analysis to help our clients make better decisions on policies, programs, and investments in the transportation, energy, environment, and economic development sectors. We shape the future through innovative and best-of-class solutions to public and private sector challenges to create a more sustainable world.

Founded in 1996 in Boston as Economic Development Research Group (EDR Group), we changed our name to EBP in 2020 to reflect our membership in the EBP Global family of firms, with full-service offices in the United States, Switzerland, Germany, China, Brazil, and Chile. 

We provide a culture of interdisciplinary teamwork, decentralized and client-oriented leadership, and global collaboration and efficiency. Through our tailored and comprehensive approaches, we tackle our clients’ most complex challenges and provide viable, innovative, and farsighted solutions that help shape the future. 

EBP has both the agility and engagement of a small enterprise and the capacities of a larger organization.  We think long-term and re-invest all available funds into our future to attract and develop exceptional talent and leaders. 

Our main office is in downtown Boston. We have satellite staff offices in New York, Pittsburgh,  Minneapolis, Columbus, OH and Grand Rapids, MI. We also regularly collaborate with our EBP colleagues around the world.


Economic Development Research Group, Inc. was started in Boston in 1996 with a focus on research and consulting in the areas of transportation, energy and economic development. We started with a core philosophy — to contribute to a better society by enhancing our understanding of economic processes and by improving the tools we have for decision-support regarding policies and investments. 

Since that time, we have earned a national and international reputation for leadership and insight regarding economic development and its relationship to public and private investments, programs and policies. Our work has consistently centered on improving the state of the art in objective analysis to help empower public and private clients to better plan and implement actions that are efficient, sustainable and serve to grow jobs, increase incomes, reduce disparities and enhance quality of life.

We initially built a practice based on economic evaluation of projects, programs and investments around North America. We subsequently expanded to address broader policy and planning issues, and a wider base of clients in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. This broader focus created a perfect opportunity for us to join EBP and further enhance our capabilities for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. We have been an affiliate of EBP since 2016, though our name change to EBP took effect in 2020.