Areas of Expertise
DIR has long-term, in-depth, and up-to-date expertise in the areas of children and youth, communities and organizations; consumers, markets and demographics; education; health and human services; and labor and economics.
We study the climates of organizations by surveying their diversity and culture. We collect statistical and demographic data on minority and small businesses, and evaluate the performance of community facilities. DIR has conducted several community-level needs assessments. Visit our Project Archive
DIR provides services related to consumers, markets and demographics. We conduct customer-satisfaction surveys, needs assessments, and demographic and market analyses. We focus these studies on energy and health services in the Houston area market. Visit our Project Archive
We have provided support to government programs such as Job Corps and have comprehensively reviewed, analyzed, and evaluated such programs. We also provide technical assistance and training for workforce development programs while tracking their continued services to program participants. We provide technical assistance such as database development for workforce programs. DIR staff have assessed and measured the economic impact of alternative investments in communities throughout the United States. Visit our Project Archive