Since its inception, Matson Consulting has been dedicated to offering business expertise that enables rural businesses and agricultural ventures to succeed.  As experts in creating high quality documents for a variety of industries and ventures, our firm is always actively involved in  studies,  plans, research, and publications.

In applying state-of-the-art methodologies and skilled expertise, Matson Consulting has been successful in helping individuals, groups, and even government agencies take an innovative approach to their goals.

Our network of consultants and partners maintain excellent contacts in government agencies, businesses, and academia to provide information to help your business succeed.

Since its creation, Matson Consulting has helped a diverse clientele across a wide range of industries. We continue forming new partnerships with clients while maintaining lasting, long-term relationships with others.


Our History

Matson Consulting, founded in 2001, began as James Matson’s vision to use his experience with international development and cooperatives to assist rural entrepreneurs. Since its initial success, the scope of the company’s work has grown to encompass rural economic development on a larger scale.

Today, Matson Consulting is a leading expert on the emerging trends of food hubs and the local foods movement with access to a staff of more than 15 expert consultants.

Jim USCA IDJames Matson has over 25 years of corporate experience with agricultural and rural business ventures. Personally, Matson has been involved in agriculture for nearly his entire life; During his childhood, he was an active 4-H member, and he continued his childhood interests by enrolling in Peace Corps, where he served as an Agribusiness Advisor to the Uruguayan Agricultural Ministry in Las Piedras, Uruguay. Throughout his career, he has held various positions such as Advisor, Researcher, Director, Marketing Specialist, and Agricultural Economist.

Matson, who is fluent in Spanish, has worked on agricultural business development throughout the U.S. and in 19 countries on four continents. He has a M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis and a B.S. degree in Agricultural Business Management, and B.A. degrees in Economics and Spanish from NCSU.