Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Mapping, Needs Assessment, and Incentives Inventory

The City of Trenton, New Jersey received an Innovation Planning Challenge Grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority in late 2018 to plan for Trenton Production and Knowledge Innovation Campus (TPKIC). The City retained AEG to conduct a study of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Trenton and to identify the needs of local entrepreneurs. The […]

2018 Tourism-Related Benefits in the Washtenaw County Economy

Destination Ann Arbor (formerly the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau/WCCVB or Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau/AAACVB) is a nonprofit organization tasked with enhancing the economy of Washtenaw County communities by promoting the area as a tourist destination. As part of this effort, Destination Ann Arbor commissioned Anderson Economic Group (AEG) to update its economic impact study […]

2018 Tourism-Related Benefits in the Greater Lansing Economy

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is responsible for marketing the region as a travel destination in order to positively impact the area’s economy. The GLCVB retained Anderson Economic Group to analyze the region’s tourism sector and to determine the economic benefits that tourism brings to the area for 2018. AEG previously conducted […]

Economic Impact of Beer Tourism in Kent County, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan is home to nearly 40 popular breweries. The first and most well-known is Founders Brewing Company, which was established in 1997. Over the next decade and a half, a number of breweries opened, and the city was voted Beer City USA in 2012 and 2013. In 2016 and 2017, USA Today readers […]

January: Cristina Benton’s 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 […]

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 […]

The Economic Benefits of the Grand River Waterway

 

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

 

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

 

Revenue at Risk for Automotive Dealerships: The Growing Use of Manufacturer Incentive Programs