EDR Group Update

Economic Development Research Group, Inc.                                            May 2010
EDR Group Welcomes Chandler Duncan 
EDR Group is pleased to announce the addition of Chandler Duncan as a Sr. Planner and Economist. He brings extensive experience and knowledge in financial and economic modeling, and statewide planning. Click here to read on.  
June 16 Webinar: Economic Analysis for Transportation Project Selection 
EDR Group is sponsoring a web-based seminar on use of economic impact analysis for transportation decision-making. Speakers from DOTs and MPOs around the U.S. will discuss how they are incorporating economic impact analyses into program planning, prioritization and selection processes, using tools such as TREDIS. The event is free but advanced registration is required. Click here for more information.
May 11 Web Workshop: Benefit-Cost Analysis for Transportation 
Glen Weisbrod of EDR Group will be a lead presenter at a workshop sponsored by USDOT on use of benefit/cost analysis for transportation projects and federal funding applications. The event will be broadcast via the web. The event is free, click here for more information.
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Clean Energy and Jobs
EDR Group's new report on Wisconsin's Statewide "Focus on Energy" program documents and measures how renewable energy resources and efficiency initatives are expandng Wisconsin's economy and generataing green jobs.  The report examines implications of solar, wind and photovoltaic projects as well as residential and business programs. 
Public Transit and Economic Impacts 
EDR Group completed a new report for the American Public Transportation Association that shows the jobs and income impacts of investment in puiblic transportation .  Methods for measuring or estimating both spending impacts and long-term productivity impacts are discussed, and the magnitude of both are calculated. 
Economic Benefits & Costs of Airport Projects

It can be complicated to calculate the full benefits of aviation investments because ground access modes are also affected by them.  In a new report, EDR Group assessed the current state-of-practice of benefit-cost studies for airport improvements, and compared aviation BCA guidance with counterpart guidance for other travel modes.   
Economic Impact of Highways
What is the real world experience with economic impacts of highway projects?  Until now, the answer has only been available as anecdotal cases.  Now there is a web database that shows before-and-after economic impact information for projects around the US. EDR Group led the development of TPICS - Transportation Project Impact Case Studies for the Strategic Highway Research Program.  
Read more and see the web database...