Michigan Cannabis Market Growth and Size

The Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association (MCMA) retained Anderson Economic Group to review the structure of Michigan’s cannabis market and determine the size of the cannabis market by segment, including licit and illicit. Cannabis is one of the nation’s fastest growing cash crops. In Michigan, medical cannabis has been legal for over a dozen years, and [...]

State Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report 2020

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. […]

Empowering Michigan: 12th Edition of the Economic Impact Report of Michigan’s University Research Corridor

The University Research Corridor (URC) is an alliance of Michigan’s research universities, including the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University. URC retained Anderson Economic Group to estimate the economic impact that URC universities have on Michigan’s economy. AEG has been conducting this economic benefit analysis for the URC since 2007. Anderson […]

Empowering Michigan: The Economic Impact of Michigan’s University Research Corridor

 

State of the Lansing Region

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) and Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) partnered to sponsor the inaugural State of the Lansing Region report. Upon receiving support from the area’s business community and local stakeholders, the two organizations commissioned Anderson Economic Group to conduct a benchmarking study for the Lansing region. In this study, we […]

Economic & Fiscal Impact of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF)

The Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) is a multidisciplinary underground science research laboratory located in Lead, South Dakota. SURF is managed by the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority (SDSTA). SDSTA retained Anderson Economic Group to estimate the economic and fiscal impact of SURF on South Dakota and the Western South Dakota region. To determine […]

Economic Footprint of Renewable Energy Development in Minnesota

The McKnight Foundation (an environmental advocacy foundation based in Minnesota) retained Anderson Economic Group to conduct an economic and fiscal footprint analysis of Xcel Energy’s draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), as well as an alternative energy development plan proposed by a coalition of clean energy organizations (CEOs). Xcel Energy is the largest electric utility provider […]

The Impact of Metropolitan Districts on Housing Costs in Colorado

The Longmont Association of REALTORS® retained Anderson Economic Group to conduct a study on the impact of metropolitan districts on housing costs in Colorado. Metropolitan districts are units of local government that have the authority to issue municipal bonds and provide government services. In Colorado, housing developers often establish metropolitan districts to finance public infrastructure […]

Analysis of Michigan’s Options Under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

 

Pandemics & Policy Choices

Two recent AEG presentations at national economics conferences highlight the challenges and stakes involved in addressing novel public health issues through public policy. The Social-Economic-Epidemiological Choice: Incorporating Human Response and Avoiding Policy Mistakes was presented at the ASSA Conference, NAFE virtual sessions in January 2021. The paper provides “evidence that decisions made using a sequential […]