Case Studies

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Aberdeen Proving Grounds BRAC Office – Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Impacts

Sage Policy Group conducted an analysis of geographic and demographic trends that are influencing current and future enrollment at Garrison Forest School, a private boarding school in Baltimore County, Maryland.

East Baltimore Development, Inc. – Economic, Fiscal and Ridership Assessment

Sage Policy Group furnished a transit economic, fiscal and ridership analysis in connection with the East Baltimore Neighborhood Plan Update project. The analysis supported EBDI’s master plan development for the 66-acre neighborhood bound by railroad tracks and heavily trafficked Baltimore City streets.

Fort Meade Alliance – K-12 Student Preparedness in the Face of BRAC

Sage Policy Group served the Fort Meade Alliance for the past two years providing them with an analysis of K-12 student preparedness in the context of Maryland’s future homeland security and defense requirements, otherwise referred to as BRAC. Significant national indicators studied included: educational test scores for science and math; SAT, ACT and AP percentages; college readiness; public elementary and secondary schools data.

General Growth Properties – Proposed Redevelopment of Downtown Columbia

Sage Policy Group’s report provided statistical detail and analysis related to a variety of key issues stemming from the proposed redevelopment of downtown Columbia, MD. This report gave the necessary support to key community decision makers by offering both benefit and cost considerations of the area’s reconfiguration.

Howard County, Maryland – Development of Human Services Master Plan

Sage Policy Group developed a comprehensive human services master plan for Howard County, Maryland that includes a set of human service goals to guide the county’s funding and policy decisions, a framework to coordinate government agency and non-profit efforts, and a structure for routine assessment and evaluation of funded programs.


Sage Policy Group developed an economic policy blueprint for Maryland policymakers that is supportive of manufacturing in Maryland. Sage’s recommendations under the blueprint included: the stabilization of Maryland’s business and regulatory environments; adoption of a manufacturer-friendly energy policy; increased funding for Maryland’s Research and Development Tax Credit program; stepped–up marketing of Maryland’s manufacturing sector.

Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury – Analysis of Maryland’s Bioscience Industry

Sage Policy Group’s analysis measured the economic and fiscal contributions of both private bioscience enterprises and institutional employees directly engaged in research and development activities.

Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury – Maryland Economic Forecast

Sage Policy Group routinely provides quarterly national and Maryland economic forecasts for the Maryland Comptroller using an econometric model that projects employment, personal income, and residential permits.

Maryland Stadium Authority

Sage Policy Group provides stakeholders on an annual basis with a sense of how large and varied the various stadiums and convention centers in Maryland impact the State’s economy, quality of life and fiscal health. Sites where impacts have been recently calculated include: the Hippodrome; the Baltimore Convention Center; The Roland E. Powell Convention Center; the Montgomery County Hotel and Conference Center; M&T Bank Stadium. An example of the reports can be found in the Reports & Publications section of this site.

South River

Sage conducted a demographic study for the City of Baltimore of its residents to estimate credit risk as it relates to establishing alternative energy supply structures.