About

SYNEVA Economics LLC is a private consultancy whose expertise is assisting public and private decision makers with local and regional economic analysis.  SYNEVA Economic LLC’s value is providing clear, unbiased and insightful information to help clients make knowledgeable, efficient and effective decisions.

Our portfolio includes economic assessments, industry targeting, economic impact analyses, workforce & skills assessments, micro-demographic analyses and a host of custom analyses  answering specific site and client needs.

 
SAMPLE of CURRENT & PAST CLIENTS
(not including presentations)
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  AACC  AVL
Bennett Hospitality BH
 BF BSA
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CURVE folkmoot2014
GE GSP
Henderson County HH ARCHITECTURE
IBX JM Teague
JPS magellan
MSJ NED
PED PerformanceCenter
SW Comission Logo trinityworks
Urban3 UNCA
WCU YA

 

The Team

Tom Tveidt

SYNEVA Economics LLC is led by Tom Tveidt. Mr. Tveidt is a research economist who has more than 19 years experience in providing objective and clear regional analysis for public and private decision makers. He is an actively practicing consultant with expertise in regional economic assessment, economic impact analyses, industry targeting and industrial site selection. Tom regularly speaks before business groups, government organizations and public groups, detailing regional economic trends and issues. Mr. Tveidt is frequently quoted in newspapers, business journals, and TV news programs.

Mr Tveidt has been an invited instructor for the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Tom is a past-chair of C2ER. Tom has a BA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, California and an MBA in Finance from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.

Tina Valdecanas

Tina Valdecanas is a Senior Consultant with SYNEVA Economics, LLC.  She workes with clients to identify and evaluate critical issues facing their business goals by soliciting input and feedback through focus groups and surveys. Using her strong analytical and consensus building skills, Tina works with clients to understand their stakeholders’ various viewpoints and how those opinions impact long-term plans.

Before joining the SYNEVA Economic team, Tina focused on assisting communities differentiate themselves as competitive business locations, serving as Chief Strategy and Branding Officer at the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina and VP for Product Improvement at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Earlier in her career, Tina held positions at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy; the US-ASEAN Business Council; the US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service; the US-China Business Council; and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the US Department of State. Tina received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University (Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service) and holds a masters’ degree from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

 

Bart Richardson

Bart Richardson is an Economic Research Analyst with SYNEVA Economics. Bart’s core expertise is industry cluster analysis, economic impact analysis, workforce skills & gap studies, and the development of regional economic indicators.

Prior to joining SYNEVA Economics, Bart was Marketing Research Manager at North Carolina’s Southeast Regional Economic Development Partnership. As part of his research responsibilities, Bart identified metrics to measure the organization’s productivity, and maintained economic indicators for annual reporting and monitoring.

Bart received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy at the University of North Carolina and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Bart became a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) in 2010.