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About Us

JoAnna M. Brown and Associates is a market research and analysis firm with nonprofits, social capital, community/economic development, and public policy as the cornerstone of our research. JMB is ready to help Educate, Innovate, and Elevate communities through reliable and knowledgeable services.


We take the time to provide thorough education on community needs and resources.


Our team effortlessly identifies innovative solutions and best practices while measuring overall impact.


JMB is here to inspire transformative long-term benefits for all.

Where We Stand

Our Mission is to commence high-quality, leading-edge community and market research, evaluation, and community data work/tools to support and enhance human services and community-related efforts. Every day, we work hard to determine the feasibility of projects/programs, help identify best practices, measure community impact, improve communities, and inspire change.

Our Goal is to conduct high-quality research and market analysis as well as provide excellent community-based training to educate and elevate communities.

Our Belief is that thriving communities become vibrant and safe places to live when there is:

  • Affordable, diverse, and quality housing
  • Healthy environments
  • Strong economies and workforces
  • Access to basic services
JoAnna M. Brown

Meet Dr. Brown

Dr. JoAnna M. Brown is the President and CEO of JoAnna M. Brown & Associates, a Senior Research Fellow with Sagamore Institute (a public policy think-tank), and a Senior Analyst with Mitchell Market Analysts, Inc. ​Dr. Brown earned her Bachelor of Urban Planning, Master of Community Planning, and doctoral degree in Regional Development Planning at the University of Cincinnati. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Policy from Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Political Science.

For over fifteen years, she has worked for both non-profit organizations and local and regional governments in housing, community development and planning, and transportation planning. She was employed with Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) and Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission (HCRPC) (in Ohio) under a grant funded by the United Way as a Senior Housing Planner.

As a Senior Housing Planner, she collaborated with local jurisdictions, community stakeholders, and non-profit and private housing developers on developing workforce housing plans for inner-ring suburban communities in Hamilton County, Ohio. Dr. Brown also has experience in community development serving as the Community Development Director for the City of Silverton, Ohio. Prior to her employment with HOME/HCRPC and the City of Silverton, she was employed for approximately eight years with the City of Cincinnati’s Department of Transportation and Engineering, four of which were as a Senior Transportation Planner.

She also taught as an Adjunct Professor at Butler University Political Science Department (2012 – 2016), the University of Cincinnati Urban Planning Department (2009 – 2011), and Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Public Administration (2001 – 2007).  Her courses included local government and planning, geographic information systems, public policy, state and local government, and US politics.