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Research Director

Phone: (701) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: m***@***.com
Praxis Strategy Group
33 South Third StreetSuite C
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
United States

Company Description: Praxis Strategy Group is a growth strategy company that works with communities, economic development corporations and agencies, research and development...   more

Employment History

  • Vice President of Research
    Praxis Strategy Group
  • Community Strategy Consultant
    Praxis Strategy Group
  • Vice President for Research and Managing Editor
  • Vice President for Research
    Managing Editor
  • Associate
    Managing Editor
  • Vice President for Research, Praxis Strategy Group

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • business development degree
    University of North Dakota
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Web References
To gauge which areas have benefited ..., 13 Mar 2014 [cached]
To gauge which areas have benefited the most from asset inflation, Mark Schill, head of research at Praxis Strategy Group, looked at the percentage of income derived from rents, dividends and interest in the nation's 52 largest metropolitan areas and 100 most populous counties.
Mark Schill | Vice President for Research, 26 Nov 2013 [cached]
Home > About Us > Our Team > Mark Schill
Our Team Mark Schill
Mark Schill Vice President for Research & Managing Editor of 701-775-3354
Mark focuses on economic development strategy, economic analysis, demographic trends, and technology issues. With thirteen years at Praxis Strategy Group, Mark has experience in strategic planning, economic analysis, business planning, demographic research, marketing strategy, website development, online community management, and event planning. Mark is managing editor and co-founder of the population and economic analysis site
Mark's economic and population analysis work has recently appeared in Politico, Forbes, Money Magazine, the LA Times, and the Wall Street Journal. For the past four years, Mark has been the lead analyst and co-author of Enterprising States, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce study which analyzes and profiles economic development efforts in all fifty states.
He is participating in ongoing or recently completed economic development projects in North Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, and California. Recently he led an effort to coordinate workforce and economic development cooperation in a 14-county region in North Dakota and Minnesota, and he led a 20-member task force to address housing shortages in a small metropolitan area. Another recent project identified new agribusiness opportunities in North Dakota's Red River Valley. He has worked on economic development strategies and policy reports for cities in 12 states.
Mark has worked extensively on the Red River Valley Research Corridor initiative, an effort to improve the research capacity and create more high-tech jobs in the region. He has planned and implemented more than two dozen economic development action summits.
Economic Analysis
Mark is the lead researcher for a new report identifying new areas of growth: America's Growth Corridors: The Key to National Revival. Mark was a major contributor to The Rise of the Great Plains: Regional Opportunity in the 21st Century, a report laying out the case for future prosperity in America's flyover country produced for Texas Tech University in 2012.
Mark recently completed Growing Wisconsin, a look at economic development strategy and the importance of manufacturing in the state. Another report, Clues From the Past: The Midwest as an Aspirational Region, outlines a potential new economic future for the Great Lakes Region.
He worked on an extensive analysis of the Houston economy, culminating in the report Opportunity Urbanism: An Emerging Paradigm for the 21st Century. Mark served as the lead analyst for a comprehensive look at the middle class in New York City. Other recent analysis projects include a study of the impact of Hispanic entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, identifying labor force and higher education needs for the Iron Range region of Northeast Minnesota, a report on the role of industrialization in economic development for the Danish Confederation of Industry, in intensive workforce and industry targeting study for Job Service North Dakota, and research for a study of world upward mobility for the Legatum Foundation based in London, UK.
In 2008, Mark was named one of the top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders on the Northern Plains by Prairie Business Magazine. Mark has a business development degree from the University of North Dakota, and he has held positions with local and federal government and in the scientific research and customer service sectors. Mark has founded networking organizations, served on numerous state and local economic development task forces, and was an ten-year board member and past president of an arts and cultural nonprofit organization.
Houston ranks No. 4 on Forbes' ..., 13 Jan 2014 [cached]
Houston ranks No. 4 on Forbes' list of "The U.S. Regions to Watch in 2014."Forbes tapped Mark Schill, research director for the Praxis Strategy Group, who crunched a range of indicative data from 2007 to present for the 52 largest U.S. metro areas.
The Chamber also spoke via Google+ ..., 30 Aug 2013 [cached]
The Chamber also spoke via Google+ Hangout with Mark Schill, the vice president of research at Praxis Strategy Group, about the study and the importance of a business community working with policy makers in the best interest of the community long term.
WALA Networking Technologies News: Published items in feeds tagged with "Technology" (items 1 to 50), 25 Oct 2013 [cached]
Tech jobs are expanding all over America in unexpected places, according to analysis from Mark Schill, research director at Praxis Strategy Group, published on Looking at a 12-year period, starting in 2001, Schill looked at job creation trends in the nation's 52 largest metropolitan areas. Software, engineering, and computer programming service jobs were examined, in addition to STEM jobs in other industries.
There has also been significant growth in the Bay Area during the period covered in Schill's analysis, although the news has not been universally positive.
Schill's analysis points to Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Fla., Kansas City and Denver as cities to watch.
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