Research & Analysis

At our core, OMR is a market research firm that specializes in Western Canadian Economic Development. Rigorous primary research is the foundation of most of our projects. Our firm has conducted hundreds of surveys, in-depth interviews, and focus groups as well as extensive secondary research assignments to successfully complete a wide array of economic development projects.

Strategic Planning

  • Economic Development Organizational Strategies
  • Investment Attraction Strategies
  • Labour Market Development Strategies

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Opportunity Analyses
  • Business Cases
  • Economic Impact Analyses

Community Consultation

  • Communications Strategies
  • Seminars & Presentations

Marketing & Communications

While research and analysis often stands at the core of many economic development initiatives, the outcomes these projects need to be communicated to stakeholders. Or sometimes the marketing or promotion of a community, region, or opportunity is a project in itself. Almost every project OMR engages in has a marketing & communications component, and as such we have built a specialized team to achieve results.

Graphic Design

  • Branding
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Web and Print Design

Website Development

  • Website Design
  • Interactive Mapping Database Development
  • Social Media Analytics and Support
  • Video Production


  • Surveys
  • In-depth Interviews
  • Focus Groups

Grants & Advocacy

Project funding in economic development and municipal development is almost always a challenge. Over 90% of OMR projects are funded through provincial and federal grants. As such, our team developed a keen ability to identify and procure grant funding for clients. To date, OMR has helped clients procure over $10M in grant funding. This specialization in grants led to a number of fundraising and advocacy projects.

OMR doesn’t just work as your contractor, we work as your partner!


  • Grant Writing
  • Grant Research
  • Grant Management

Planning & Advocacy

  • Project Scoping & Planning
  • Project Advocacy
  • Project Marketing Support