Brian Kelsey is Principal at Civic Analytics LLC and a lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches economic development and serves as a fellow at the Center for Politics and Governance at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Previously, Kelsey was a senior advisor at the U.S. Economic Development Administration, where he engineered a $37 million grant program highlighted by the Center for American Progress as a compelling answer to the issue of unemployment and was awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal for creating an “unprecedented platform for coordinating Federal economic development efforts.” He’s co-author of Measuring Regional Innovation with Randall Kempner and a frequent contributor to stories about Austin’s economy in the Austin American-Statesman.
Civic Analytics LLC is an economic research and consulting firm based in Austin, TX. Clients are predominantly economic development organizations, local governments, and trade associations.
Clients have included: