Founded in 1984, Eastern Research Group, also known as ERG, is a full-service consulting firm that offers a range of professional services. It serves a variety of private and public clients, including state and federal agencies, corporations and universities. The company provides strategic planning, market research and benchmarking and branding services. Eastern Research Group is also engaged in the technical and edition of articles, publications and white papers. It has a staff of project managers, writers, editors, software engineers, database designers, production assistants, desktop publishers, and word processors. The company additionally provides systems development data processing and compliance targeting services. Eastern Research Group offers a variety of facilities planning and engineering services, such as site selection and cost estimation. It provides process mapping and characterization and waste identification and sampling services.