McDowell Group
Alaska’s preferred professional research and consulting firm.
McDowell Group's Mission
Enhancing the economic, social, and cultural well-being of our clients through superior-quality research and consulting services.
Multi-disciplinary Team of Professionals
Over the past 40 years we have met the professional services needs of more than 400 public and private-sector clients.

A Full Service Research and Consulting Firm

Providing clients with a full range of professional services, including economic impact assessments, economic development planning, benefit/cost studies, feasibility studies, market research, needs assessments, and program evaluations.

Our Services

With a team of 15 multi-disciplinary professionals in economics, market research, business and organizational development, we provide our clients with the specialized services they need to move forward.
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Areas of Expertise

Since 1972, we have met the research needs of more than 400 public and private-sector clients, including businesses and organizations active in Alaska’s natural resource sectors, the visitor industry, education, health care, transportation, and others.
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Our People

We are focused on quality and value in everything we do. Our people have a shared commitment to giving our clients the highest-possible return on their investment in research and consulting.
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Clients we work with

McDowell Group has provided research and consulting services to hundreds of public and private sector clients across Alaska, plus several national and international clients.
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Since 1972, McDowell Group has helped community leaders, public agencies, and private companies respond to change and grow. Clients value our in-depth understanding of Alaska’s people, communities, and economy. We customize our research tasks and project team for each professional assignment, assuring the highest-quality information, analysis, and recommendations.

Our Commitment to Clients

  • Understanding Client Needs

    We work diligently to clearly understand our client’s research needs and to understand all the issues that motivate them to seek independent, objective research support.

  • Teamwork

    Teamwork is the core of McDowell Group’s philosophy. We assemble project-specific teams with the skills necessary to give our clients the greatest return on their investment in research.

  • Communication

    Frequent communication with our clients throughout the project is an important ingredient in success. We keep our clients updated and informed.

  • Product Refinement

    Client feedback on draft work products is critical to insuring the final work product meets or exceeds expectations. We’re not done until we’ve met our client’s needs.

  • Delivery

    We value the opportunity to help clients communicate to stakeholders the results of our work, through presentations, design of attractive summary documents, or other communications tools.