PERS Calculator Update for SEIU 503

SEIU Local 503 is Oregon’s largest public services and care provider union, representing 72,000 people and 500 different job descriptions. SEIU retained Anderson Economic Group to provide the underlying calculations for an online pension benefit calculator that allows SEIU members to estimate their future retirement benefits upon retirement. We reviewed pension benefit formulas for PERS, […]

Healthcare Innovations in Georgia: Two Recommendations

This comprehensive report from Anderson Economic Group (AEG) includes recommendations to innovate healthcare programs for the State of Georgia. These proposals would decrease the number of uninsured, reduce healthcare costs for millions, and improve quality in a patient-centered system. The report, entitled Healthcare Innovations in Georgia: Two Recommendations, was undertaken to determine if Georgia could […]

Compensation Comparison for Oregon’s State Universities

The Service Employees International Union Local 503 (SEIU) is a public sector union that operates in Oregon. SEIU retained Anderson Economic Group to conduct a study comparing public sector higher education employee compensation with that in state and local government and nonprofit higher education in Oregon. We analyzed data from the University of Oregon’s job […]

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Solar Energy Projects in Michigan

Ranger Power is a New York City based renewable energy developer. Ranger retained Anderson Economic Group to assess the net economic and fiscal impacts of the construction and operations of three proposed solar projects across Michigan. In order to assess these impacts, we obtained basic project data on each development from Ranger and also conducted […]

The AndCan™ Index: 2019 Benchmark Update

The 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 AndCan Index: 2019 Benchmark Revision is the first benchmark revision since the original publication of […]

Tax Burden for Small Business in Michigan

In 2015, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) commissioned Anderson Economic Group to produce a memorandum describing and quantifying the state and local tax burden and underlying trends for small businesses in Michigan. In 2019, as a new governor and legislature came into power, NFIB commissioned Anderson Economic Group to update this memorandum using […]

January: Cristina Benton’s 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Economic Benefits of the Grand River Waterway