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Robert Whelan

Senior Economist


  • Post Graduate Courses, Economics, Columbia University
  • M.S. Mineral Economics, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. Earth Sciences, Adelphi University

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Portland, OR

Robert is a Project Director who joined ECONorthwest in 1996. He specializes in market research, strategic planning, financial feasibility analysis, and economic forecasting. He has successfully used his skills to advise Indian tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses on strategies, new developments, expansions, and social/economic assessments. He analyzes a wide range of industries, including retailing, tourism, electronics, energy, construction, casino gaming, agriculture, food stores, film and video production, manufacturing, and mining. Before joining ECONorthwest, Robert was a Mineral Economist for the State of Oregon. He has also worked as a Director of Strategic Planning for a major northwest corporation, as a Manager of Market Research for a multinational materials company, and as a Senior Economist for a division of the Chase Manhattan Bank.


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