Management Studies

Expanding Workforce Development in High Growth Industry Sectors

Beacon won a year long contract with the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board to strengthen the capacity of job development for 17 Work Source Centers and to better serve businesses and jobseekers in Los Angeles County during the height of the recession. Beacon began the project by conducting an assessment of the County’s businesses and large employers to gauge their interest in using the WorkSource Center resources and identifying their employee recruitment needs in high growth sectors.  We conducted in-person…

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Market Analysis and Benchmarking Study of Concession Activities

Client: Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) Beacon was retained by a prime firm, to assist on a study of Metro’s non-fare generating concession-related activities to analyze and identify market opportunities for increasing revenues. Beacon conducted original research conducting interviews with rail authorities in Boston, Chicago and DC to benchmark best practices of light rail stations and developed a financial forecasting model for predicting and planning concession related business for different rail stations along rail lines for LA Metro.  

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Light Rail Transit Construction Project’s Impact on Businesses in Crenshaw

Client: Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) Beacon was retained to examine the impact of the light rail construction project on small businesses in the Crenshaw-LAX corridor before, during and after the construction phases. Beacon conducted a situation analysis and assessment of critical issues through review of existing research on light rail construction projects and conducted interviews with rail authority agencies in five cities (Houston, Minneapolis-St Paul, Seattle, and Phoenix) to learn about their challenges, lessons learned and best…

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Will We have Shelter in Southern CA after a Disaster?

Client:  Los Angeles Housing Department Beacon was engaged for a regional disaster planning project for housing in which we conducted primary research through interviews and surveys with organizations and secondary research through review of existing studies by local and national organizations and agencies (Red Cross, FEMA, National Housing Authorities) to develop an Interim Housing Options Plan for the 5 county region and identified potential venues for interim housing in the aftermath of a disaster comparable to the magnitude of Northridge earthquake.…

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Awards & Affiliations

Compass Blueprint - Leadership in Planning for Sustainability
Special Recognition CA Supplier of the Year

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce