Helping community leaders examine economic change
Changes in your community have an effect on your economy. When something new occurs (or might occur), local leaders want to make informed and proactive decisions.
Our impact analysis helps to inform those future plans and understand the present conditions. Our team works with community groups, leaders of economic development organizations, business groups, and government officials to develop credible and defensible analyses of local economies, and of changes affecting local economies.
Our program offerings help communities think about the future, respond to emergencies, and investigate particular economic questions.
Leaders from Mille Lacs County Economic Development Task Force participated in an economic futures workshop to learn more about the county's current economic situation and to explore opportunities for economic development. Read the report (PDF)
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Economic Impact Analysis Articles
- Getting to know Greater Minnesota
- Hard data for hard times: Economic Impact Analysis for community business loss
- Helping communities make better economic decisions
- Urban vs. rural? More like urban and rural together, study says