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BW Research Partnership, Inc. was founded in 2006 by Jaime Barrah, Josh Williams, and Veronica Williams and was created out of a belief that the highest quality research products and consulting services to corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit agencies are a result of:

1) A research process that is focused on providing the most reliable results using the most effective methodologies;

2) Creating a partnership of professionals - not employees - who have a vested interest in the quality of our products and services;

3) A commitment to research that builds communities, supports workers and consumers, and provides a clear direction for decision makers.


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Green LMI

Green LMI


Green LMI was founded in 2009 by Philip Jordan as an effort to connect reliable economic and labor market data to decision-makers in the public sector. Focused heavily on innovative industries in the green economy and beyond, Green LMI worked closely with BW Research Partnership on occupational forecasts, educational program assessment and gap analysis, and other economic and workforce consulting projects.

Green LMI and BW Research merged in June of 2011, allowing for more enhanced research services for our existing clients, while providing strong national growth opportunities. The new firm operates under the name BW Research Partnership and maintains Green LMI as a division for all clean energy and other green research.


The Team


Josh A. Williams, M.A.

Josh A. Williams, M.A.
Principal, President

As Founder and Principal Researcher at BW Research, Josh Williams has been actively questioning everything around him for as long as his mother remembers him speaking. Mr. Williams is responsible for the firmís workforce and economic development research and voter and political feasibility studies. Prior to founding BW Research, Mr. Williams was Director of Research for another west coast-based research firm. While there, Mr. Williams directed or supervised over 200 research projects over a six-year period with an aggregate budget over three million dollars. With a passion and deep understanding of workforce and economic development research, Mr. Williams was keynote speaker on workforce and economic development issues at several conferences and summits.

In addition to workforce and economic development research, Mr. Williamsí work has included voter and political feasibility research, transportation studies, resident research for public agencies, strategic planning, and corporate market research including product testing and market sizing. Mr. Williams has also provided research consulting services to several non-profit agencies on his own time, free of charge.

Mr. Williams is well-versed in a wide array of sophisticated quantitative methods to analyze data and, more importantly, provide clear directions for clients based on research findings. Mr. Williams received his B.A. in International Economics from George Washington University and his M.A. in Economics from California State University, Long Beach.


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Philip G. Jordan, J.D.

Philip G. Jordan, J.D.
Principal, Chief Business Officer

As Principal and Chief Business Officer of BW Research, Philip Jordan is responsible for exploring new business opportunities and leads the firm's expansion efforts across the nation. Philip's career has been focused on problem solving by informing public policy and business decision making through reliable, honest information and thoughtful insight and analysis. His duties with BW Research include new business development, project management, outreach, and public speaking. He also manages the firm's Green LMI division, a company which he managed until its merger with BW in 2011. Philip has authored numerous reports, including national solar labor market studies, regional renewable energy and green construction analyses, and comprehensive reports on industry clusters from healthcare to technology.

Prior to founding Green LMI, Philip was the Director of the San Diego and Imperial Region Center of Excellence where he provided training and skill gap analysis to the nine community colleges in his region. His research focused primarily on healthcare, information and communications technologies, and green industries. Prior to managing the Center, Philip was a consultant for Mass Insight, a private consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts, and was an Associate at Bingham McCutchen where he practiced real estate, environmental, and aviation law.

Philip is currently an adjunct instructor in San Diego State University's Green Careers Program, and is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and his J.D. and Certificate in Environmental and Land Law from Boston College Law School. Mr. Jordan lives in Massachusetts and has offices in Wrentham, MA and Carlsbad, CA.


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Jaime Barrah-Burtoft, M.S.

Jaime Barrah-Burtoft, M.S.
Principal, Director of Research

As Founder and Principal Researcher at BW Research, Jaime Barrah is responsible for ensuring the highest quality research deliverables. Ms. Barrah prides herself on providing clients with the information needed to answer questions, assist planning efforts, and improve their communities through attentive customer service and high quality research.

Prior to founding BW Research, Ms. Barrah worked as the Associate Research Director at the same west coast-based research firm where Mr. Williams was Director. While there, Ms. Barrah directly managed over 150 research projects during her six-year tenure, including design, management, analysis, and presentation of results.

Ms. Barrah is also an experienced institutional researcher who spent a number of years working at Riverside Community College. A published author and member of Phi Beta Kappa, Ms. Barrah received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside and her M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino.


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Veronica Williams

Veronica Williams
Chief Technology Officer

As a Founder of BW Research, Veronica Williams is responsible for the firmís innovative technical solutions. Prior to BW Research Partnership, Ms. Williams worked as a consultant/contractor to develop and manage interactive web applications, database applications and websites for various corporations and organizations. Ms. Williams produces all aspects of development - from the conceptual and user interface designs to development of front and back-end of applications.

Ms. Williams' work includes projects for global corporations, community agencies, government and transportation agencies, cities, health-care and private/public companies.


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