Regional Development Strategies

Founded by Kathryn Studwell, AICP, a nationally recognized planning professional and regional economist with over 25 years experience working in public and private sector settings, Regional Development Strategies applies the concepts and methods of strategic planning to the unique challenges and constraints of regional development. Working side-by-side with clients, RDS designs and then facilitates an open and collaborative planning process that results in an actionable strategy with broad-based support.

RDS applies state of the art quantitative and qualitative analytical methods to the issues of regional growth and development, including project feasibility and impact analysis, goal and strategy formation, industry cluster development and regional food systems planning.

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Regional Development Strategies

Member of: AICP NABE

Kathryn Studwell

Planning professional and regional economist

109 Lake Merced Hill

San Francisco, CA
Phone: +1.650.464.3213 E-mail: info (at)