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Pronounced E-D-A-I, we are the convergence of Economic Development and Artificial Intelligence. We help leaders make high-stakes location decisions using advanced analytics– saving time, reducing complexity, and creating capacity to make better, faster decisions.

About EDai

When businesses grow, communities thrive. By serving as an objective source of data and analytics for businesses, location consultants, and economic developers, EDai helps our clients and partners quickly identify the most attractive locations for businesses seeking to grow. Whether evaluating specific cities and metros or looking for a specific piece of real estate, EDai makes all of this data and more available at the click of a few buttons.

Services

LocatED Tool

LocatED™ Portal

LocatED empowers you to make more robust and educated location decisions in real-time. Enter five simple inputs and receive a full report on a location’s project economics and location attractiveness. 

Consulting

We combine world-class consulting and in-the-field practitioner experience to assist clients in translating data and analytics into insights and action.

The Power of LocatED

LocatED uses 5 easy inputs to provide a comprehensive report of all your location options across the United States. LocatED puts everything you need to make an informed location decision right at your fingertips.

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The Power of LocatED

LocatED, EDai’s proprietary tool, uses 5 easy inputs to provide a comprehensive picture of all your location options across the United States. LocatED puts everything you need to make an informed location decision right at your fingertips.

LocatED 5 inputs hover

New or Expansion Project
Sector
Promised Jobs
Average Wages
Capital Investment

PROJECT LOCATION CONTEXT – See where similar projects have located and compare your project against past announcements.

LOCATION COMPETITIVENESS – Score each location based on the factors that matter to you.

INCENTIVES PROFITABILITY – Estimate eligibility and profit impact for nearly 300 incentives programs across the lower 48 states.

AI INCENTIVES PREDICTION – Predict your project’s likely incentives offer based on 35,000 past projects.

NET FISCAL IMPACT – Estimate expected state and local tax revenues relative to the additional demand for public services.

ECONOMIC IMPACT – Estimate the full impact (e.g., direct, indirect, and induced effects) of your project.

REAL ESTATE – Get real-time access to each state’s portfolio of available sites, buildings, and office space.

LABOR POOL – Assess real-time job openings to understand labor supply-demand dynamics by market.

TALENT PIPELINE – Peer into the future workforce using granular higher education completions data.

CAPITAL – Compare availability of and access to capital across locations.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Access key metrics of a location’s entrepreneurial environment instantly.

POLICY ENVIRONMENT – Compare each state’s business climate across multiple metrics.

QUALITY OF LIFE – Evaluate a wide variety of quality of life measures across localities.

Our Difference

EDai’s purpose is to help businesses and communities of all types and sizes grow. By bringing artificial intelligence and advanced modeling techniques to the long-established field of economic development, our clients—businesses, location consultants, and economic developers of all types and sizes—gain access to cutting edge insights in real-time. With this comes the power to make more informed decisions for locating growing or expanding businesses.

Meet EDai

Our team is committed to creating opportunity for people and communities.

SEAN BRAZIER, PhD
Founder and CEO

Taylor Croley
Advisor

Terron Ferguson
Advisor

Elijah Lowe, PhD
Advisor

Sean leverages his analytical and strategic skills and experiences to help clients across sectors grow. After leading the development of the 900-page semi-finalist RFI response for Virginia’s winning Amazon’s HQ2 project in 2018, Sean was inspired to find a way for companies and communities of all sizes to have access to the same analytics and insights (and more) as Amazon. EDai is the manifestation of this vision, integrating his experiences as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, lead strategist at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, economic development scholar, and nonprofit leader who has helped scale two organizations focused on building strong, equitable talent pipelines (K12 and adult workforce development).

BA, Morehouse College; MSc, London School of Economics; MBA, Harvard Business School;
PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

Meet EDai

Our team is committed to creating opportunity for people and communities.

SEAN BRAZIER, PhD
Founder and CEO

Sean leverages his analytical and strategic skills and experiences to help clients across sectors grow. After leading the development of the 900-page semi-finalist RFI response for Virginia’s winning Amazon’s HQ2 project in 2018, Sean was inspired to find a way for companies and communities of all sizes to have access to the same analytics and insights (and more) as Amazon. EDai is the manifestation of this vision, integrating his experiences as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, lead strategist at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, economic development scholar, and nonprofit leader who has helped scale two organizations focused on building strong, equitable talent pipelines (K12 and adult workforce development).

BA, Morehouse College; MSc, London School of Economics; MBA, Harvard Business School; PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

Taylor Croley
Advisor

Taylor helps companies expand their awareness, accelerate lead generation, and increase their bottom lines. She has 10 years of B2B marketing experience across various industries where she has successfully led marketing strategy, content development, and digital marketing campaigns. She is currently a Marketing Communications Project Manager at Alfa Laval, a global manufacturer of chemical processing equipment.

BBA, The George Washington University – School of Business

Terron Ferguson
Advisor

Terron provides counsel and strategic advice to corporate and nonprofit clients. Terron has worked as a death penalty attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative (Montgomery, AL) and as a special education teacher with Teach For America. In 2017, Terron was awarded a German Chancellor Fellowship. In partnership with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Universitat Leipzig, he moved to Leipzig, Germany and facilitated a clinical project that combined traditional qualitative research methods with truth reconciliation strategies to research World War II, the Holocaust, denazification, and German memory culture.

BA, Morehouse College;
JD, New York University

Elijah Lowe, PhD
Advisor

Elijah works for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) as a Senior Bioinformatics Scientist and is currently positioned at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Elijah has a background in scientific research. He received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering in Michigan State University and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples, Italy and at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a certified Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry instructor and has taught at Agnes Scott College.

BS, Morehouse College
PhD, Michigan State University

Contact Us

info@econdev.ai
(804) 601-4322