Business strategy and firm location decisions: testing traditional and modern methods

This paper, written by Patrick L. Anderson for the January issue of the NABE’s Business Economics journal, is the recipient of a 2018 Edmund A. Mennis Contributed Paper Award. The work earned Mr. Anderson his third Mennis award for the nationally-recognized accuracy of its analysis in handicapping location bids for Amazon’s “HQ2.” Abstract For nearly… Continue reading

Anderson Economic Group AndCan™ Index, April 2019 Release: U.S. demand for cannabis products increases marginally in January

The demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased 0.6% in January. Cannabis product demand is up 21.3% from January 2018. Last month, we released the 2019 benchmarked version of the AndCan™ Index. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, MI—April 1, 2019—According to the monthly AndCan Index, demand for legal cannabis products in the United… Continue reading

The AndCan™ Index: 2019 Benchmark Revision

The 2019 benchmarked 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 is the first benchmark revision since the original publication of the index. The… Continue reading

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