Kirstie McPherson is a Behavioral Economist whose research has focused on economic development throughout her career. Working with dozens of communities across the US, Kirstie has identified key practices to enhance economic development and answer the most common problems our communities are faced with today: workforce attraction, business expansion, and community interest.
Kirstie has a national certification in workforce development through the NWDP, and is continuing on with her research in community development through behavioral economics. Having worked in economic development for almost ten years, her experience navigates through rural and metropolitan areas with a key focus in workforce development and community expansion programs.
Kirstie’s professional interests include rural economic development, workforce mobility, community supported enterprise, human centered design, and strategies that support each.