State Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report 2019

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) is a nonprofit organization composed of the chairpersons and senior executives of some of Michigan’s largest job providers and universities. BLM is dedicated to making Michigan a “Top Ten” state for jobs and economic growth. BLM retained Anderson Economic Group to provide data and analysis for its annual Benchmarking report. […]

The Economic Impact of First-Time Homebuyer Savings Accounts in Wisconsin

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is a trade association that represents residential and commercial brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in the real estate industry. NAR retained AEG to estimate the economic impacts of a proposed first-time homebuyer savings account (FHSA) program in Wisconsin. We conducted a literature review on the […]

Reforming MPSERS: The impact of issuing pension obligation bonds and extending debt payments

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and leaders of the GOP-led Michigan House and Senate have recently considered proposals to postpone making required principal and interest payments on the unfunded accrued actuarial liability (UAAL) of the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). For all variations of this idea, the immediate results of such actions would be the […]

Economic Scope of Business Leaders for Michigan Companies, 2019

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) is a business roundtable comprised of the chairpersons, chief executives, and senior executives from the largest job providers and universities in Michigan. BLM is dedicated to making Michigan a “Top Ten” state for job and economic growth. BLM retained AEG to estimate the economic footprint (or “scope”) of its member […]

PERS Calculator Update for SEIU 503

SEIU Local 503 is Oregon’s largest public services and care provider union, representing 72,000 people and 500 different job descriptions. SEIU retained Anderson Economic Group to provide the underlying calculations for an online pension benefit calculator that allows SEIU members to estimate their future retirement benefits upon retirement. We reviewed pension benefit formulas for PERS, […]

Healthcare Innovations in Georgia: Two Recommendations

This comprehensive report from Anderson Economic Group (AEG) includes recommendations to innovate healthcare programs for the State of Georgia. These proposals would decrease the number of uninsured, reduce healthcare costs for millions, and improve quality in a patient-centered system. The report, entitled Healthcare Innovations in Georgia: Two Recommendations, was undertaken to determine if Georgia could […]

Compensation Comparison for Oregon’s State Universities

The Service Employees International Union Local 503 (SEIU) is a public sector union that operates in Oregon. SEIU retained Anderson Economic Group to conduct a study comparing public sector higher education employee compensation with that in state and local government and nonprofit higher education in Oregon. We analyzed data from the University of Oregon’s job […]

Review of K12 Performance Funding Models and Best Practices

Business Leaders for Michigan retained Anderson Economic Group to review performance funding practices for K-12 school systems across the U.S. and to identify best practices and common metrics used to measure outcomes. We conducted a literature review of performance funding practices for public school systems across the U.S. We identified three states that have implemented […]

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Solar Energy Projects in Michigan

Ranger Power is a New York City based renewable energy developer. Ranger retained Anderson Economic Group to assess the net economic and fiscal impacts of the construction and operations of three proposed solar projects across Michigan. In order to assess these impacts, we obtained basic project data on each development from Ranger and also conducted […]

The AndCan™ Index: 2019 Benchmark Update

Note: The 2021 Benchmark Update will be Completed Soon! The AndCan™ Index represents consumer demand for legal cannabis products for all 50 states in the United States. The index has been produced by Anderson Economic Group since 2017, using a rigorous methodology based on fundamentals of consumer demand. This AndCan Index: 2019 Benchmark Revision is […]