We believe that real estate can be a transformational change agent for communities.

Welcome to NEEDS, Inc.

Think Differently Economic Development

Integrity, transparency, perspective….

NEEDS, Inc. transcends buzzwords and cuts to the heart of fundamental questions facing developers and municipalities alike.

We remain dedicated to shepherding projects that positively impact communities. We work closely with developers, helping them through the steps toward profitable building projects.

Clients turn to NEEDS, Inc. for outsourced economic development solutions that deliver cost effective means for obtaining key insights and guidance provided by seasoned economic development professionals.

Planning & Analysis

• Economic Base Studies
• Labor Market Studies
• Economic Development Strategy Planning


• Digital Marketing Strategies
• Customer Response & Relationship Management Strategies
• Transparency Strategies To Engage Stakeholders
• Design Of Economic Development Incentives
• Customer Management Services

Real Estate Development

• Market Studies
• Project Marketing
• Pro-Forma Analysis
• Project Management
• Fiscal Impact Studies
• Capitalization Strategies
• Economic Impact Studies
• Managing Development Entitlements

We strive to attain a balance between the private interests of profit and the public interests of creating a unique product that promotes a healthy, resilient and happy community.

NEEDS, Inc. recognizes that every community can build resilient economies and a high quality of life. 

We are committed to helping communities find new approaches to creating a unique value in an otherwise crowded, undifferentiated and highly competitive environment.

Take a peak at some of our work.

Newport Tech Works

Sheffield School To Become A Tech Innovation Center

The vacant Sheffield public school at 513 Broadway in Newport will soon be a hub of technological innovation and commercial entrepreneurship.

Contact Us

Available 24/7 to discuss your needs and answer your questions

1300 Highland Corporate Drive Suite 202
Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864

email: sgibbs@needsinc.com

mobile phone: 401.440.1742

office phone: (401) 658-0665

fax: 401.658.1064