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

Illinois Downstate Pension Fund Consolidation: Costs and Savings from Consolidating Police and Fire Pension Funds

In Illinois, retirement benefits are provided to police officers and firefighters through local pension funds. The funds are regulated by state law, and managed by local boards of trustees. As of the end of fiscal year 2017, there were 643 pension funds for police officers and firefighters in Illinois. Policymakers over the last several years… Continue reading

America’s Urban Campus: The Economic, Social, and Cultural Contribution of Chicago’s Colleges and Universities

America’s Urban Campus (AUC) is a consortium of all major colleges and universities in the city of Chicago, including at the time of this report 22 institutions spanning from City Colleges to the School of the Art Institute to the University of Chicago. AUC retained Anderson Economic Group to analyze and provide a report on… Continue reading

The Economic Benefits of the Grand River Waterway

 

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

 

Oregon Public Sector Workforce Issues: The Cost of Employee Replacement and Evidence of a Labor Shortage

 

Market Overview and Key Considerations for Turkish Company Entering U.S. Consumer Product Market

A corporation based in Turkey that manufacturers and sells packaging for consumer products retained Anderson Economic Group to prepare an initial market assessment, and provide them with our observations about the market trends, opportunities, and risks. The company wishes to continue its international expansion, entering into the U.S. market. In the assessment, AEG provided the… Continue reading

Empowering Michigan: 11th Edition of the Economic Impact Report of Michigan’s University Research Corridor

 

The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Fort Custer Industrial Park

 

The Economic Impact of Michigan Technological University