Welcome to NEEDS, Inc.

Think Differently Economic Development

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.


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 communities and developers, helping them through the steps toward profitable development projects.


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

Planning & Analysis

Economic Base Studies
Labor Market Studies
Strategy Planning


Digital Strategies
CRM Strategies
Stakeholder Engagement
Incentives Design
Customer Management

Real Estate Development

Market Studies
Project Marketing
Pro-Forma Analysis
Project Management
Fiscal Impact Studies
Capitalization Strategies
Economic Impact Studies
Managing 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.

Take a peak at some of our work.

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.

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