Kei Hayashi is an economic development consultant and founding principal at BJH Advisors LLC, a firm that provides analysis in and strategies for using economic development finance tools at the local, state and federal levels. 

Prior to founding BJH, she was a Vice President with Bay Area Economics (BAE), a firm committed to creating sustainable communities by providing real estate economics and development advisory services to clients throughout the U.S. Prior to BAE, Kei was a Senior Vice President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Executive Director of the New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA). 

She also worked for Senator Frank Lautenberg, a business consulting firm, and the Regional Plan Association. Kei holds an MPA from Princeton and a BA from Wesleyan University.

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It [the fellowship] was the perfect combination of things – the scope always changed, but we had freedom too, and structure for our work.

Kei Hayashi, former Design Trust Fellow