Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Research Cases

PortaVision Medical, LLC  

Market analysis of the nursing home care facilities industry to determine the viability of it as a target for the  company’s NeoRay Portable Digital X-Ray System, a small, compact system that is specially designed to be used in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, yet has other applications.   PortaVision, the 2014 JEDCO Challenge Winner, incorporated the analysis into its business plan to increase opportunities for investment.

Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana

Worked with the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana on a research project pertaining to workforce development and higher education. The purpose was to ascertain the status of the state’s higher education institutions in preparing students for the careers needed to allow Louisiana to grow an economy that can compete globally and provide a higher quality of life for all its citizens.

Aviation Partnership of Louisiana

An analysis of Louisiana’s aviation/aerospace industry in comparison to 14 competitor areas focusing on site location factors including workforce, taxes, incentives, marketing, resources/assets, and strategic initiatives. The analysis provided recommendations on how to market and grow the industry in Louisiana.

MetroVision Economic Development Partnership (Greater New Orleans, Inc.)

A competitive analysis of Louisiana’s state and local business incentives compared to those in 12 southeastern states.   The study resulted in the development of Louisiana’s Quality Jobs Program and the establishment of a deal closing fund for significant economic impact projects.

MetroVision Economic Development Partnership/Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission

An analysis of the incentives and workforce programs used in the shipbuilding industry in key markets including Norfolk, VA, Maine, New London, CT, San Diego, CA and Philadelphia, PA in comparison to Louisiana.  The study was the catalyst for the state of Louisiana extending a $56 million incentive package to Northrop Grumman, the state’s largest employer.

West Feliciana Community Development Association

A tourism assessment included a comparison to competitor communities; inventory of assets; tourism-related business interviews; community workshops; a gap analysis identified prospective retail and other business establishments needed to serve both the residents and tourists of the parish; report and presentation of findings and recommendations.

University of New Orleans, Louisiana

Market research and analysis of the university’s master of business administration program, resulting in significant enhancements to the program and its marketability.

Aviation Partnership of Louisiana Competitive Analysis:  Ardyn M. Thriffiley & Associates Aviation Aerospace Report Executive Summary 2009

Framing and Artwork Business Analysis:  Ardyn M. Thriffiley & Associates framing and artwork retailer