Research Analyst

TEConomy Partners
Columbus, OH (Remote)
Date Posted:  April 25, 2023
Closing Date:  June 30, 2023

Join TEConomy Partners, LLC (TEConomy), a global leader in research, analysis, and strategy for innovation-based economic development consulting. Our extensive client base includes leading research universities, economic development agencies, businesses, trade associations, governments, and non-profit institutions. While our clients are diverse, they all share a common need: understanding and navigating the innovation economy.

We are looking for a strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial mindset to join our team, support our growth, and help us solve our client’s unique challenges. As a Research Analyst, you will work on complex projects related to economic development strategic planning, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems, talent and workforce development, place-making spanning innovation districts and research parks, technology roadmaps and core competency assessments, and economic impact analyses. No two projects are alike and we learn something new from every client engagement.

As a successful candidate, you’ll have a master’s degree in economics, public policy, geography, urban planning, STEM-related disciplines, or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience. Ideal applicants will also have most of the following qualifications:

  • Subject Matter Interest: An intellectual curiosity regarding innovation-driven economic development, with preferred interests in topics like venture development, technology commercialization, placemaking, research infrastructure, and emerging technologies.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication is essential. If selected to interview for the position, writing samples will be required. Successful candidates will work in a collaborative, virtual team environment, with the ability to interact with clients and other key stakeholders.
  • Analytical Skills: Adept at coming up to speed quickly on unfamiliar subjects and proficient in utilizing and synthesizing quantitative and qualitative data. The ability to effectively present and communicate data analyses through visualization tools and other presentation methods is preferred.
  • Organizational Skills: Managing multiple tasks on time and being flexible in workload prioritization.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a flexible work environment, professional development opportunities, and meaningful business development involvement as you
regularly collaborate with TEConomy’s founders/partners who provide mentorship and guidance and are open to your innovative ideas. As a member of the TEConomy team, you will work remotely from a home-based office when not traveling. Expected travel is up to 15% annually for client and business development meetings, considering safety protocols for COVID19. Authorization to work in the United States without current/future sponsorship is required.

If you’re intellectually curious, passionate about innovation-driven economic development, and want to bring value to solving client needs, we encourage you to apply by submitting your cover letter and resume to Gwen Trautner at For more information, please visit our website at