AndCan® Index January 2021 Release

Demand growth continues through October 2020 In October, monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased by 0.9%. At 24.1%, year-over-year demand growth remains strong. The growth rate increased slightly from September to October, but remains slow compared to spring and summer. EAST LANSING, MI—January 14, 2020—According to Anderson Economic Group’s monthly AndCan®Index, […]

AndCan® Index December 2020 Release

September 2020 legal U.S. cannabis product demand continues to grow Monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased by 0.7% in September. Year-over-year demand is strong, showing a 24.0% growth rate. The growth rate decreased from August to September, continuing the prior month’s trend of slower growth. EAST LANSING, MI—December 1, 2020—According to […]

AndCan® Index November 2020 Release

August 2020 legal U.S. cannabis product demand sees continued growth U.S. monthly demand for legal cannabis products increased 1.5% in August The year-over-year growth rate in demand remains strong, at 22.8%. The growth rate decreased from July to August, marking a slowdown in the recent trend of rapid monthly growth. EAST LANSING, MI—November 10, 2020—According […]

2020 Pocketbook Prediction

2020 Pocketbook Prediction: Strong Early-2020 Economy Would Have Likely Reelected Incumbent—Fall Economy Probably Will Not Award-winning Pocketbook model has uncanny accuracy record, including every election this century East Lansing, MI—October 30, 2020: Many prognosticators are hedging their bets after 2016. However, a century of evidence shows that certain economic indicators have reliably predicted the outcome […]

AndCan® Index October 2020 Release

July 2020 Legal Cannabis Product Demand Continues to Grow Monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased by 3.7% in July. Year-over-year demand is strong, showing a 22.0% growth rate. The growth rate increased from June to July, continuing a trend that began in the spring. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, MI—October 6, […]

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 […]

Recreational Cannabis: Not the Immediate Fiscal Boost States Hope For

September 15, 2020–Chicago, IL–As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on government budgets across the country, state and local leaders are searching for ways to supplement revenues. Policymakers in New Mexico, New York, and Pennsylvania have expressed interest in legalizing recreational cannabis to generate additional funds. However, economists at Anderson Economic Group caution that legalizing […]

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 […]

Pandemic and State Shutdown Orders Seriously Hurting Self-Employed Workers

East Lansing, MI—September 3, 2020: Anderson Economic Group has been watching the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) data closely and comparing it with traditional wage-and-salary based Unemployment Insurance (UI). Figures released today indicate that the trends have diverged. PUA was created by the CARES act and represents an important innovation. Unlike traditional UI, PUA explicitly covers […]

COVID-19 Threatens Nation’s Largest Public Transit Systems

View September 1 data for: New York Washington DC Chicago Boston San Francisco 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 the empirically […]