Unlock Your
Community’s Potential

21st Century
Economic Development


Local Analytics is excited to continue to innovate in sustainable community development through a partnership with Statebook International. As a rapidly growing online platform for Economic Development Organizations (EDOs), municipalities, site selectors, and private industry, StateBook is becoming a must have resource to help generate smart economic growth. For information about StateBook, click here.

By collating over 63,000 individual data points, StateBook provides a digital dashboard of regional assets, informing decision-makers that control over $430 billion in annual commercial real-estate transactions. The platform provides visibility for EDOs and municipalities to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike, but many aren’t realizing the platform’s full potential.

Without an optimized StateBook page that highlights an area’s strengths, many counties, towns, and cities are passed over by private industry.

Tell the Story
of a Thriving Community


Trusted partner Local Analytics brings decades of experience in resilient, sustainable economic development to the table on behalf of EDOs and municipalities across the country. It has helped hundreds of communities play to their strengths, attracting new businesses and supporting those at home to create a vibrant, self-supporting ecosystem.

Statebook and Local Analytics can level the playing field, and let objective metrics do the talking, rather than massive ad campaigns. Local Analytics helps communities hammer home that advantage, creating a compelling, action-oriented narrative allowing it to compete at a national level.

With a customized StateBook microsite, your municipality can compete with major players for a fraction of the cost.

A Key Partner for Success


  • Increase visibility to site selectors across the country.
  • Tailor content and messaging targeted towards the most viable, desirable industry sectors.
  • Utilize tested and vetted metrics for attracting attention.
  • Craft custom narratives to highlight an area’s best qualities.
  • Tap into the expertise of thought leaders, authors, and experts on how to create sustainable local economic development and build long-lasting community wealth.
  • Generate quality communication assets that resonate across any platform or engagement.
  • Enhance searchability within StateBook’s platform.

Learn How Local Analytics Can Help

Meet the Team

Michael Muyot


Michael Muyot is president and co-founder of Local Analytics. He is a 21st Century Economist who specializes in designing systems approaches, algorithms, and financial indexes. Michael recently helped form a strategic partnership with StateBook International to develop the Community Builder software into their SaaS platform. Michael is also President and Founder of CRD Analytics, a leading provider of independent sustainability investment analytics, and is an acknowledged leader in Sustainable Investing.

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He has developed a unique set of tools that are helping to drive the industry, including the SmartView® 360 Platform, which powers sustainability indexes, rankings, and research reports. These include the NASDAQ CRD Global Sustainability Index (QCRD), the SeaCrest Global Clean Energy Index, and the Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings. A founding partner of The Analyst Desk, Muyot co-anchored SDROI TV, a business news program for the corporate and financial communities focused on global sustainability exchanges, indexes and rankings. He serves as a Global Advisory Council Member for Cornerstone Capital Group. He is a founding SASB Ambassador for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and a Fellow at the Governance & Accountability Institute. In a recent e-book from Harvard Business School (HBS) on The Landscape of Integrated Reporting: Reflections and Next Steps, Muyot authored the chapter titled, “Sustainable Investing and Integrated Reporting: Driving Systematic Behavioral Change in Public Companies through Global Sustainability Rankings, Indexes, Portfolio Screening and Social Media.”

Michael H. Shuman

Vice President

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a leading visionary on community economics. He’s currently an adjunct instructor at Bard Business School in New York City and at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He’s also a Fellow at Cutting Edge Capital and at the Post-Carbon Institute, and a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). He is credited with being one of the architects of the 2012 JOBS Act and dozens of state laws overhauling securities regulation of crowdfunding.

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He has authored, co-authored, or edited nine books. His two most recent books are The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative, Self-Financing Pollinator Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity and Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street. One of his previous books, The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (Berrett-Koehler, 2006), received a bronze prize from the Independent Publishers Association for best business book of 2006. A prolific speaker, Shuman has given an average of more than one invited talk per week—mostly to local governments and universities—for the past 30 years in nearly every U.S. state and more than a dozen countries.

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