As Project Manager, Andrew Johansson is responsible for designing client service programs, developing new economic impact reporting methodologies, and delivering reports for various economic development initiatives at Target Group. He has extensive experience working on urban planning issues for public and private sector clients in his hometown of Chicago, as well as clients in California and Northern Europe. He brings his expertise in the fields of economic development, urban planning, and asset mapping to provide senior level consulting advice for Target
Group. Mr. Johansson manages several projects for high-profile clients and serves as a supervisor of the project team staff.

Andrew has expertise with the following:

  • Designs programs that quantify the total economic impact of new development projects
  • Develops asset mapping initiatives to identify MBE/WBE firms and local business opportunities
  • Coordinates community outreach efforts to increase public involvement with large-scale municipal projects
  • Provides financing and legal consulting services for new developments receiving TIF funding
  • Designs small business development programs for large municipalities throughout the US
  • Prepares reports that summarize monitoring and compliance efforts for workforce and contractors
  • Develops capacity-building initiatives to increase capabilities of local businesses in publicly-funded projects
  • Manages project teams who carry out various economic development and urban planning initiatives


  • Data collection and statistical analysis
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Asset mapping & Geographic Information Systems
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Site Selection
  • M/W/DBE & EEO compliance monitoring
  • Small Business Development
  • Workforce Development


  • Master of Urban Planning & Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.S. Economics, Drexel University
  • B.A. International Studies (Minor in Spanish), Drexel University


  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA)
  • International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
  • Landmark Illinois
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs