Economic Development

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ASAM Economic contribution analysis

What is ASAM? The short of it: it is an Excel Application that facilitates economic contribution analysis of an industry sector. It does this by taking data from a source like IMPLAN (not included) and transparently calculates base economic output, employment, wages and value added. The code can be downloaded […]

Bootstrapping rural economies

Take two local economies with the same population, the same climate and natural resources, the same export industries (the ones that bring outside money into the community) – be it tourism, or a manufacturing plant selling to other regions. One is successful and vibrant, the other on the brink of […]