Warren Cooley of Turning Ideas Into Profits has provided strategic planning, economic consultation, business planning, and workshop facilitation services for the past 50 years. He has completed 400 economic planning studies for a wide range of clients; provided consulting services to 500 businesses; taught over 100 business classes and workshops; and facilitated a number of planning workshops for public agencies and nonprofit companies. The company has also developed a small chain of retail stores, managed development projects for several Fortune 500 companies, and acquired land for both commercial and nonprofit clients.

  • 2000-2018 – VEDC, Vice President of Operations
  • 1975-2000 – EDCON, Owner/Managing Principal
  • 1983-1997 -The Living Tree retail stores, Owner
  • 1968-1975 – Economics Research Associates, Vice President
Economic Plans/Development Projects

City of Spokane WA – Riverfront Park

Conejo Unified School District – Thousand Oaks, CA

City of Portland. OR – Delta Park

Santa Barbara County, CA – Lake Cachuma

Keystone Mountain Resort (CO)

Madonna Mountain Resort (VT)

World Fairs (WA, TN)

Fort Stevens State Park (OR)

Water Parks – Cities of Renton, Kennewick, Edmonds, Richland, Pasco (WA)

California Recreation Trails and Hostels Plan (CA)

Marriott Corporation – Biltmore Hotel (now Four Seasons) – Montecito, CA

ARCO – ARCO Seminar Center, Montecito, CA

VEDC – VEDC Entrepreneur Center – San Fernando Valley, CA

Ventura County Regional Park System Master Plan (CA)

City of Westport Economic Diversification Study (WA)

City of Brea Parks and Recreation Master Plan (CA)

County of Snohomish Regional Park System Master Plan (WA)

Lakewood Equestrian Center (CA)

California Exposition and State Fair (CA)

Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Resort, Maine – Economic plan

Church of the Foursquare Gospel (CA)

Malibu Grand Prix – Site acquisition

Metropolitan Park District – Tacoma, WA – Aquatic Center

Pacific Science Center – Seattle, WA – Space Theater

County of San Diego – San Elijo Lagoon Regional Park

City of Mercer Island, WA – Community center operations assessment

City of San Dimas, CA – General plan economic element

VEDC – City of Los Angeles – Historic Downtown Retail Project

Grand Ole Opry Theater – Economic plan

City of Irvine, CA – Community parks master plan

California State Parks – Recreation needs assessment

Lincoln County, OR – Lincoln County Events Center