New Midwest Jobs Data Shows Indiana Closest to Pre-Recession Employment while Michigan Falls Behind

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Illinois in Middle of Pack East Lansing, MI–September 23, 2020–An analysis of new employment data by experts at Anderson Economic Group (AEG) shows that states across the Midwest are still reeling from employment losses caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. Between February and April, Midwestern states recorded unprecedented job losses as policymakers […]

COVID-19 Graphical Analysis

View September 8 data for: Illinois Michigan Minnesota New Jersey South Dakota Vermont Virginia Wyoming Questions? Ask our experts. Background: AEG continues to track the progression of COVID-19 across the US & around the world. Our analyses help businesses, trade associations, and public institutions to: Assess the pandemic trajectory using advanced modeling that naturally captures […]

September’s AndCan® Index: 2020 Demand Surge Continues in June

June 2020 legal U.S. cannabis product demand increased more than three percent Monthly demand for U.S. legal cannabis products increased 3.0% in June. Year-over-year trends in demand growth continue a very strong upward trajectory at 19.1%. While not meeting the 4% mark of May’s growth, June’s 3% is still unusually high. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST […]

Payroll Tax Deferral Could Put $150 Billion in Workers’ Pockets by End of 2020

Savings to workers include $4.0 billion in Michigan, $13.1 billion in Texas, and $6.5 billion in Illinois August 12, 2020—Chicago, IL—Economists at Anderson Economic Group (AEG) estimate that the President’s recent executive order deferring payroll tax collections between September and December could put over $150 billion in payroll tax contributions back into workers’ pockets between […]

AndCan® Index: August 2020 – Demand Growth Continues to Surge in May

May 2020 legal U.S. cannabis product demand increased more than four percentage points Monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased by 4.2% in May. At 18%, year-over-year demand growth remains very strong. After rebounding from a slight soft spot in April, the growth trend surged in May. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, […]

AndCan® Index: July 2020 – April Demand Up Significantly

April 2020 legal U.S. cannabis product demand increases 3.6% Monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased by 3.6% in April. Year-over-year demand is strong, showing a 16.3% growth rate. After slowing down in March, the growth trend rebounded in April. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, MI—July 15, 2020—According to Anderson Economic Group’s […]

PPP Loans Extend Lifeline to Fast Food Franchises During COVID-19

Chicago, IL— July 9, 2020—Since the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in late March, the federal government has been battling the economic repercussions of COVID-19 by supplementing unemployment checks and extending loans to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). A newly released analysis by experts at Anderson […]

AndCan®Index, June 2020 Release: Demand Growth Flat in March

Legal U.S. cannabis product demand remained almost flat in March Monthly demand for U.S. legal cannabis products remained largely steady for the month of March. Year-over-year demand is strong, growing by 13.6%. After increases in January and February, growth stumbled in March for a flat showing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, MI—June 25, 2020—According to Anderson […]

COVID-19 June Commentary and Analysis

Current Commentary and Charts: AEG 2-Wave Models   AEG’s Ongoing COVID-19 Analysis: June 2020 Memo to Michigan’s Governor: Covid-19 Progression and Michigan’s economy (revised 4/22) June 17 Op-Ed from Patrick Anderson June Media Releases and Other COVID-Related Analyses: Cancelled Summer Events Exacting Economic Toll on Chicago Economy Statement on the Impacts of Widespread Looting Anderson […]

AndCan®Index, May 2020 Release: Demand Growth Continues

AEG’s AndCan®Index May 2020 Release: February 2020 legal U.S. cannabis product demand increases nearly a full percentage point Monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased by 0.7% in February. Year-over-year demand is strong, showing a 16.2% growth rate. After growth in January, the growth trend continued in February. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST […]