Economic Impact Study
That’s the question we answer in the Economic Impact Study—a custom report that measures your impact on the regional economy and workforce, and calculates your school’s return on investment for students, taxpayers, and society.Get in Touch
We determine the added net income generated in the region as a result of your institution’s payroll and its purchases of supplies and services.
We identify how local and nonlocal students can markedly affect your region. We measure the money spent on food, transportation, and other items.
We tally the impact of your alumni’s higher earnings and increased productivity in the regional workforce.
Graduates gain a lifetime of higher earnings. We compare the present value of these higher earnings with the cost of their education.
We measure the added taxes and public sector savings that your school contributes to the state.
We calculate the added state revenue and social savings that result from your school’s presence.
Work directly with an Emsi economist to provide data on your institution.
We model your data and produce reports that you can review and adjust.
Now you have a customized study that clearly communicates your value to the community.
We show net impacts instead of gross. See more about our methodology.
Our studies have been reviewed by dozens of economists and industry professionals to adhere to best practices.
Emsi has completed over 1,800 studies across the US, UK, and Canada since 2000.
Engage with community stakeholders
Justify new or expanded resources
Raise financial support
Improve the public’s perception of education
Generate goodwill in the community
Video created by the Community Colleges of Colorado based on the findings of their Emsi Economic Impact Study
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“With the EIS, we communicated a more comprehensive picture of what our college actually provides the community.”
David Mosley, Coordinator of Institutional Effectiveness & Grants
Lamar Institute of Technology
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