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Research and Information Services

What Sets Content First Apart is our unique process which melds solid research and analysis with presentation and communication. With these components, we bring data to life. Without effective presentation and communication, research alone is like a tree falling in the forest with no one to hear it.

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  • Research and Analysis (SAMPLE)
    We analyze economic, industry, and business data to identify trends and patterns to meet the needs of our clients. We perform exhaustive searches of all available sources to produce the most reliable research for you.
  • Presentation (SAMPLE)
    We provide comprehensive analysis and can present the points that matter most. Your results will be represented clearly to make the message manifestly obvious. Examples include comprehensive reports, state-by-state reports, white papers, fact sheets, and PowerPoint presentations using tables, graphs, side-by-sides, and summaries.
  • Communication
    We are able to take customized content and translate it into plain English. We work with our clients to articulate and deliver a clear message for different audiences.

The Content First team has more than 40 years of experience in presenting industry research and public policy issues to government officials, business leaders, and the press.

Content First's founder and president, Michaela Platzer, has more than 20 years of experience in developing public policy research, industry statistics, and advocacy data for the public affairs community.  We have produced acclaimed industry research and public policy reports aimed at educating the U.S. Congress, the Administration, and state government officials.  Over the last two decades, Michaela has authored dozens of acclaimed policy studies, industry analyses, and economic reports for leading international and national trade associations.  


Select Reports Authored by Content First President, Michaela Platzer

International | National | High-Technology

Economic Metrics to Support a Barrier-Free Transatlantic Market Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD)
German Business Matters:  A State-by-State Analysis Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT)
Sterling Assets: British Investment Creating U.S. Jobs Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Insourcing:  A State-by-State Analysis

Organization for International Investment (OFII)

Impact of Trade:  How Trade Brings Prosperity to America's Local Communities

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Services Drive U.S. Growth and Jobs: Importance of Services to the U.S. Economy

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Coalition of Service Industries

The Economic Impact of the Venture Capital Industry on the U.S. Economy

National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

Impact of Travel and Tourism on the U.S. and State Economies

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

American Made:  The Impact of Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Professionals on U.S. Competitiveness

National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

Patient Capital: How Venture Capital Innovation Drives Revolutionary Medical Innovation

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National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

Software and Information: Driving the Global Knowledge Economy

Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)
Green Technologies: An Innovation Agenda for America TechNet

Cybernation:  The Importance of the High-Technology Industry to the American Economy

American Electronics Association

Cyberstates:  A State-by-State Overview of the High-Technology Industry

American Electronics Association

Cybercities:  A City-by-City Overview of the High-Technology Industry

American Electronics Association
Broadband in the States American Electronics Association

CyberEducation:  U.S. Education and the High-Technology Industry

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American Electronics Association




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