About Dave Evans
Dave Evans is an economist. He serves as a principal at Evans, Carroll & Associates (ECA), a Florida-based consultancy providing economic impact analysis and forecasting services.
Established in 1981, ECA is one of the leading companies in the EB-5 economic analysis sector. The firm combines local economic conditions, existing businesses and other relevant factors with its calculation of job creation, and helps regional centers and developers better estimate the economic impact of their EB-5 projects. In addition to its practice in the EB-5 industry, the firm offers general economic analysis for businesses in a myriad of industries, including dairy production, aquaculture, oil and gas drilling, alternative energy, shipbuilding, movie production and athletic stadiums.
Leading the firm’s EB-5 practice since 2012, Evans has authored numerous USCIS-compliant economic impact reports. His clients come from 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. With the RIMS II and IMPLAN input/output models, Evans customizes job-creation models for clients in construction, manufacturing, health care, retail, hospitality, entertainment, energy, education and transportation.
Prior to his role at ECA, Evans worked as a vice president in analytics for Starfish Retention Solutions, where he helped universities and colleges build statistical models for student enrollment and appraisal. He also worked for Capital One for 12 years, first as the director and then as the vice president of statistical analysis at the auto finance division. During the last five years of his career at Capital One, he served as the chief scoring officer and was in charge of the validation of more than 300 models of the firm.
Before joining Capital One, Evans accumulated 10 years of experience in consulting for many prestigious companies and organizations, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Universal Studios, Disney, and the states of Pennsylvania and Illinois.
Evans earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Brown University. He has also participated in many continuing education sessions in statistics, as well as a leadership development program for executives offered by the Darden School of Business.