August joined World Business Chicago in November 2014. In his role as Research Analyst he supports WBC’s mission by developing data-driven ideas, using research and analysis to bolster the Chicago region’s economy.
Prior to joining WBC, August completed his Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University with a specialization in economic development. As part of his capstone project for the program he worked with the City of Beaverton, Oregon to create a strategy report outlining how best to increase access to opportunity for a new immigrant community.
August also completed a minor in sustainable technology and has a research background in advanced manufacturing and green energy technology.