Elizabeth Johnston has more than 12 years of experience in economic and policy analysis. She specializes in economic impact analysis, labor market analysis, and economic strategy development, including for energy infrastructure and climate policy. Ms. Johnston has conducted economic impact studies for solar technology, oil production, and the Green Jobs – Green New York Program. She has evaluated a demand-side management program for a private utility in Canada, the fiscal impacts of a national smart grid incentive, tax credits for alternative energy-powered vehicles and weatherization assistance, and the competitiveness of U.S. gas turbine manufacturers. She has extensive experience using a variety of economic impact models, calculators, and data, including the REMI model, the IMPLAN model, EMSI tools, and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis RIMS II multipliers.
Ms. Johnston has managed competitiveness assessments and economic development strategies for single-industry initiatives such as the film industry in Milwaukee, the information technology sector in Wisconsin, clean technology in San Francisco, and life sciences in Cape Coral, Florida. She has also managed cross-industry regional strategies in New York City, Connecticut, Southeast Colorado, and San Francisco. Ms. Johnston has mobilized regional stakeholders, performed diagnostic analysis of regional economies, and facilitated local work sessions resulting in stakeholder-driven action planning for implementation.
Ms. Johnston has an M.C.P. from the University of California Berkeley and a B.A. in Geography from Middlebury College. She is a certified project management professional (PMP).