The Blue Sky Consulting Group is a public policy and economics consulting firm specializing in strategic and analytical services for public, not-for-profit, and private sector clients. Our team of subject matter experts and staff come from the highest levels of government, academia and the private sector to assist clients with strategic or analytical challenges across a broad range of practice areas. From providing strategic advice to elected officials to analyzing complex programmatic, fiscal or economic issues, the Blue Sky Consulting Group brings an unrivaled level of experience, analytical rigor, and strategic problem-solving ability to bear on the most challenging issues our clients confront.
The City of Los Angeles Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) sought assistance in addressing one of the most important questions facing any governmental entity: to what extent will a change in tax policy result in increases in economic activity? Working closely with the OEA, we utilized an econometric model of the city’s multi-billion dollar economy to estimate the likely fiscal and economic implications of phasing out the city’s gross receipts tax. Click here to read the full report.
Next 10's Budget Challenge engages Californians in the state's crisis-plagued budgeting process. The nonpartisan internet tool allows users to call the shots on how much to spend on schools, prisons and other state programs - and how to pay for them. We have provided up-to-date policy options and budget figures for the project since 2007.
The State Treasurer's Office is relying on the regulations and evaluation criteria we helped develop to award sales tax exclusions to qualified manufacturers of solar panels, fuel cells, electric cars, and other alternative energy and advanced transportation technologies.
The California HealthCare Foundation published our research highlighting the obstacles and opportunities facing California's Rural Health Clinics. This report provides a rare glimpse into an integral health care resource for rural Californians by analyzing administrative data and responses to our project-specific survey.