Anderson Economic Group AndCan Index™ July 2019 Release: US demand for legal cannabis products continues to grow

Anderson Economic Group’s AndCan IndexTM shows continued growth in April Monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the US increased 1.2% in April Cannabis product demand is up 19% over April 2018 After March’s strong reading, April’s growth softened slightly EAST LANSING, MI—July 10, 2019—According to Anderson Economic Group’s monthly AndCan Index,TM the demand for legal… Continue reading

New Release: Special Report on AI Damages, Part I

A new study from AEG’s Patrick L. Anderson shows AI and machine learning negligence pose serious economic risks. Problems can be identified and mitigated by implementing adequate “AI Audit” protocols. Few businesses are prepared for significant damages due to management complicity with bad AI applications AI Audit methodology proposed to safeguard organizations and individuals, limit… Continue reading

Anderson Economic Group AndCan Index,™ June 2019 Release: Growth in U.S. demand for legal cannabis products ramps up in March

Monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased 2.1% in March. Cannabis product demand is up 19% from March 2018. This is the fourth monthly increase to top 2% in the last year. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, MI—June 3, 2019—According to the monthly AndCan Index, TM the demand for legal cannabis products… Continue reading

GPPF Releases Healthcare Reform Study Led by Anderson Economic Group

Georgia Public Policy Foundation Releases Healthcare Reform Study Led by Anderson Economic Group; Improved Access, Affordability Recommended for Georgia Residents FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE East Lansing, Michigan—May 28, 2019—Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF) has released a comprehensive report from Anderson Economic Group (AEG) that includes recommendations to innovate healthcare programs for the State of Georgia. These… Continue reading

Patrick L. Anderson’s Statement on Delayed Auto Tariffs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anderson Economic Group CEO Patrick Anderson, whose consulting firm works with manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers in the auto industry in the U.S. and other countries, offers the following statement regarding the White House announcement of a delay in levying tariffs on imported vehicles. “The announcement is welcome news to workers and taxpayers… Continue reading

Anderson Economic Group AndCan Index,™ May 2019 Release: Slight increase in U.S. demand for cannabis products in February

Demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased 1.3% in February. Cannabis product demand is up 20.5% from February 2018. The AndCan Index is constructed using calculations for all 50 states. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, MI—May 1, 2019—According to the monthly AndCan Index,™ demand for legal cannabis products in the United States rose… Continue reading

Business strategy and firm location decisions: testing traditional and modern methods

This paper, written by Patrick L. Anderson for the January issue of the NABE’s Business Economics journal, is the recipient of a 2018 Edmund A. Mennis Contributed Paper Award. The work earned Mr. Anderson his third Mennis award for the nationally-recognized accuracy of its analysis in handicapping location bids for Amazon’s “HQ2.” Abstract For nearly… Continue reading

Anderson Economic Group AndCan™ Index, April 2019 Release: U.S. demand for cannabis products increases marginally in January

The demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased 0.6% in January. Cannabis product demand is up 21.3% from January 2018. Last month, we released the 2019 benchmarked version of the AndCan™ Index. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, MI—April 1, 2019—According to the monthly AndCan Index, demand for legal cannabis products in the United… Continue reading

Anderson Economic Group AndCan Index, March 2019 Release: U.S. demand for cannabis products grows in December

The demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased 1.9% in December. Cannabis product demand is up 20.0% from December 2017. This month, we released the 2019 benchmarked version of the AndCan Index. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, MI—March 4, 2019—The demand for legal cannabis products in the United States rose by 1.9% in… Continue reading

January: Cristina Benton’s monthly commentary on the employment report

In the latest employment report, the unemployment rate ticked upward 0.1 percentage points to 4.0 percent in January. Despite the 35-day government shutdown, most federal employees were counted as employed during the period due to receiving pay during the January 12th survey week. The Latino unemployment rate edged up to 4.9 percent in January, while… Continue reading