Economic & Policy Analysis (RESI)

The Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University is the trusted expert on Maryland's economy.

The Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) has over 25 years of experience providing a vast array of economic and policy analysis services. Our expertise empowers public, private, and nonprofit organizational decision-making throughout Maryland and across the region.

Formed in 1989 at the University of Baltimore, RESI moved to Towson University in 1996. Since that time, RESI has established itself as a leading expert on Maryland's economy. Our team of economists and researchers are dedicated to providing the highest level of service while emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach that combines knowledge with technology.

As economic factors and public policy are ever-changing, RESI works to enhance and expand services and expertise to meet the needs of our partners.

Addressing Economic and Workforce Challenges

Through the Economic Outlook Forum and Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum, RESI convenes business, govenment, and workforce leaders, politicians, and educators to provide thoughtful dialogue around the state of Maryland's economy and to address economic and workforce challenges. 

Featured Project

Maryland Defense Network

Through a collaboration with Maryland Department of Commerce, RESI has worked to develop the Maryland Defense Network. This online tool tracks the flow of Department of Defense contract dollars in an effort to better understand the impact of DoD funding on Maryland.