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 […]

Nevada Economic Diversification: Planning for Nevada’s Economic Future in the Wake of COVID-19

Nevada’s economy has been dominated by a handful of industry clusters that include hospitality and tourism, construction, and mining. These clusters are highly sensitive to boom and bust cycles that make the Nevada economy vulnerable to severe downturns–even when the national economy experiences only minor slowdowns. In recognition of the need to diversify, the Clark […]

Akron Housing Affordability Study

The Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® retained Anderson Economic Group to conduct a study of housing affordability in Akron. To frame housing affordability trends in Akron, we identified trends in housing affordability across the United States and found that housing affordability nationwide has improved since the Great Recession, but a large proportion of low-income and […]

Red Cedar Project: Economic and Fiscal Impacts

Continental/Ferguson Lansing, LLC commissioned Anderson Economic Group to update our 2018 economic impact analysis of a proposed development located at the former Red Cedar Golf Course in Lansing, Michigan. We completed our study in the fall of 2018 using information pertaining to the development plan at that time. The Lansing City Council used our report […]

Economic and Fiscal Impact of First-Time Homebuyer Savings Accounts in Ohio

The Ohio Association of REALTORS (OAR) commissioned AEG to estimate the potential impact of a proposed first-time homebuyer savings account (FHSA) program in Ohio that would allow residents to deposit and withdraw funds from a tax-sheltered savings account as long as those funds are used to purchase a home. To determine the economic impact of […]

Economic Impact Report Released for Illinois’ Fermilab

Anderson Economic Group was retained by Fermilab  to study the economic and fiscal impact on Illinois. This report demonstrates a significant impact on the particle physics and accelerator laboratory’s home state of Illinois. The findings, based on FY 2018 data, show an economic impact on the state totaling $452 million. The lab’s activities also created […]

2018 Tourism-Related Benefits in the Washtenaw County Economy

Destination Ann Arbor (formerly the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau/WCCVB or Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau/AAACVB) is a nonprofit organization tasked with enhancing the economy of Washtenaw County communities by promoting the area as a tourist destination. As part of this effort, Destination Ann Arbor commissioned Anderson Economic Group (AEG) to update its economic impact study […]