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

Anderson Economic Group AndCan Index, February 2019 Release: U.S. demand for cannabis products falls in November

The demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. declined 1.1% in November. Cannabis product demand is up 11.6% from November 2018. The AndCan Index is constructed using calculations for all 50 states. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, MI—February 5, 2019—The demand for legal cannabis products in the United States declined by 1.1% in November… 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

Anderson Economic Group Michigan Craft Beer Analysis

The experts at Anderson Economic Group have prepared an analysis on the craft beer industry in Michigan, including interactive visualizations. The analysis shows the explosive growth of the craft beer industry in Michigan over the past four years, where the production hot spots are, and sales for each brewery over a four-year time period.  “As… Continue reading

Anderson Economic Group AndCan Index, January 2018 Release: U.S. demand for cannabis products remained relatively steady in October

The demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased by 0.5% in October. Cannabis product demand is up 13.0% from October 2017. The AndCan Index is constructed using calculations for all 50 states. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, MI—January 7, 2019—The demand for legal cannabis products in the United States increased by 0.5% in… Continue reading

Three Charts Tell the Story of General Motors’ Painful Decision: Anderson Economic Group visualizes the important data

EAST LANSING, Mich.,—December 3, 2018—Anderson experts released today three interactive data visualizations that show why General Motors made the painful decision that they announced on November 26th. “The visualization put together by our consultants provides insight into why GM made this tough decision,” said Patrick Anderson, Principal and CEO of Anderson Economic Group. About Anderson… Continue reading