Illinois Business Tax Burden and a Review of the 2007-08 Illinois Budget Proposals

Sallee, Mahon, Joseph

Two working papers, one analyzing the business tax climate in Illinois, and the other summarizing the 2007-08 budget proposals up for consideration.

North-Central West Virginia’s Technology Industry: A pathway through the 21st century

Watkins, Sallee

North-Central West Virginia’s Technology Industry: A pathway through the 21st century

The Economic Benefits of the University Research Corridor (preliminary report)

Anderson, Sallee

What would the loss be to the state if the Research Corridor universities (URC) left Michigan? Also benchmarks the URC’s economic contributions to the state in terms of jobs, earnings, economic development activities, and tax revenue.

The Economic Impact of Michigan State University

Sallee, Rosaen, Anderson

An analysis of the net economic impact and economic benefits that Michigan State University (MSU) provides the State of Michigan

Preliminary Report: The Economic Benefits of the University Research Corridor

The University Research Corridor (URC) is an alliance of Michigan’s three largest academic institutions: Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University. The purpose of this alliance is to accelerate economic development in Michigan by educating students, attracting talented workers to Michigan, supporting innovation, and encouraging the transfer of technology to the private sector.

The URC asked Anderson Economic Group to undertake a comprehensive study to quantify the economic impact of the Research Corridor universities’ activities on Michigan’s economy. The first annual report will answer the question: What would the loss be to the state if the Research Corridor universities left Michigan? The report will then measure and benchmark the URC’s economic contributions to the state in terms of jobs, earnings, economic development activities, and tax revenue.

This document is a preview to the first annual report and lays the foundation for the economic impact analysis in that report.

Benchmarking for Success: A Comparison of State Infrastructure

Sallee; Anderson

The purpose of this report is to objectively evaluate four categories of state infrastructure and benchmark Michigan’s performance with that of the top-performing states.

Review of the Proposed “K-16” Initiated Law

Rosaen, Sallee

This report reviews the likely effect of the proposed “K-16” initiated law, which will be Proposal 5 on Michigan’s election ballot on November 7, 2006. In this report we describe how each provision of the K-16 initiated law would change the School Aid Act. We then forecast, using assumptions based on historical data on Michigan’s economy, taxation, and expenditures, the cost impact that would likely result if the K-16 law is adopted and implemented. We also review a number of important Constitutional questions. We estimate that the additional cost of this proposal will be…

Automation Alley's Second Annual Technology Industry Report: Driving Southeast Michigan Forward

Watkins, Sallee

The report quantifies the size of the industry in terms of employment, establishments, and payroll. It also assesses areas of the technology industry that signal future advances, such as R&D spending and patent awards, and takes a closer look at the life sciences technology industry

Economic Impacts from 2006 Detroit Tigers' Game Attendance

Watkins, Rosaen

Regardless of how much these baseball fans spend before, during, and after the games, it is a safe bet that the Detroit area economy has benefited from extra attendance at Tigers’ regular season games, and will further benefit from the playoff games. Our analysis concludes that..

Benchmarking for Success: A Comparison of State Business Taxes

Benchmarking for Success, one of three reports prepared for the MI House Of Representatives