Direction and Vision
Clarity of Analysis
Dale P Shannon
- Dale P. Shannon is the founder and principal economist at Regional Quantitative Analysis Group (RQA Group). After college and working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana West he received a Masters of Arts degree in economics from Boston University in 1991. From 1991 through 1999 he worked as an economist for the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
- From mid 1999 until 2013 Dale worked at the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC) where he focused on providing clear analyses of the challenges facing the regional economies and towns blending appropriate quantitative techniques with concise readable economic analysis. At CERC, as at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, he developed and maintained data sets to provide immediate access and in depth examination of the challenges facing CERC’s clients.
- Since relocating to West Virginia in late 2013 Dale has continued to apply his skills in data analysis and knowledge of economic principles in a practical approach to providing his clients with analyses explore the dynamics of perusing various strategies in complex regional and national markets. Much of this work has involved applying comprehensive models of regional economies and the impact various activates and policies have or changes could have on the economies of the region.
- In founding RQA Group, Dale’s vision is to provide practical regional economic analysis based on a clear understanding of client needs, an in-depth examination of relevant economic and demographic data, a comprehensive, multidimensional perspective using the appropriate model or models and a concise analytical presentation.