Fiscal Impact

Establishing a Best Path Forward Toward Private University-Community Relations

March 15, 2024 / Comments Off on Establishing a Best Path Forward Toward Private University-Community Relations

Private universities now understand the positive shared successes interwoven between higher education institutions and their respective municipalities. Some would say the best answer to create shared prosperity lies in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT)—voluntary contributions from tax-exempt private nonprofits, serving as alternatives to traditional property tax obligations. Most PILOTs are paid by private universities […]

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The Fiscal Impacts of Insufficient Retirement Savings in Colorado

February 28, 2020 / Comments Off on The Fiscal Impacts of Insufficient Retirement Savings in Colorado

ESI was commissioned in 2019 by the legislatively created Colorado Secure Savings Plan Board to study the economic and fiscal impacts of insufficient retirement savings in Colorado as part of the state’s consideration of efforts to address inadequate retirement preparedness among private sector workers. The analysis demonstrated that the financial capacity of elderly households to […]

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Turning Fiscal Impact Analysis Upside Down

February 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Turning Fiscal Impact Analysis Upside Down

Over the last year, our Community Data Analytics (CDA) team has been busy presenting this groundbreaking methodology to assess development-related impacts to a larger audience and demonstrating how our data products can help make better planning decisions. As part of this effort, the team recently presented at the American Planning Association NJ Chapter Annual Conference. They […]

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CDA to Present at APA New Jersey’s Upcoming Conference

December 16, 2016 / Comments Off on CDA to Present at APA New Jersey’s Upcoming Conference

ESI Senior Advisor and Community Data Analytics (CDA) Project Lead Sidney Wong, alongside Vice President and Principal, Peter Angelides, and Senior Advisor Steven Nelson have been selected to lead a session on Fiscal Impact at the APA New Jersey Planning Conference. The two-day conference will take place January 26-27, 2017 and feature 70 sessions. The CDA session will focus […]

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What is a Demographic Multiplier and Why Does it Matter?

November 18, 2016 / Comments Off on What is a Demographic Multiplier and Why Does it Matter?

Recently, the CDA team got the opportunity to present at two American Planning Association (APA) Chapter conferences on fiscal impact analysis and data needs in forecasting development impacts. During and after our sessions we received a lot questions focused on the technical nature regarding demographic multipliers, data sources, applications, and statistical issues. While I have touched on this […]

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New Insight on Fiscal Impact Analysis

November 11, 2016 / Comments Off on New Insight on Fiscal Impact Analysis

On October 18, 2016, along with ESI Senior Advisor Steven Nelson  and Senior Vice President and Principal Dr. Peter Angelides, I led a continuing professional education session with over fifty Pennsylvania planners and local officials in Allentown at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association. Together we offered new […]

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