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Avian Influenza Economic Impacts In Iowa, David Swenson May 2015

Avian Influenza Economic Impacts In Iowa, David Swenson

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

The avian influenza (AI) outbreak in Iowa has resulted in the loss of as much as a third of the state’s current egg producing capacity along with smaller, but still significant, losses among some turkey and pullet producers. As with any disaster, there will be losses to those operations, to the suppliers to those operations, and, ultimately, to the regions of the state where those operations are located. This analysis assumes a 34 percent reduction in poultry sector output for one full year.


The Regional Economic Impact Of Camp Dodge, David Swenson Mar 2015

The Regional Economic Impact Of Camp Dodge, David Swenson

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

This study measures the economic impact of state and federal government operations located at Camp Dodge. The analysis benefitted from detailed fiscal 2013 expenditure information from federal and state activities at the facility to estimate the total, multiplied‐through economic impact of the facility for the central Iowa economy. Of the major findings: Camp Dodge is home to 1,184 jobholders, both military and civilian, who earned collectively $77.86 million in labor income in 2013. The facility attracted nearly 385, 000 visitors for training or instruction. Those visitors were estimated to spend $35.4 million on retail and services ...


The Economic Value Of The University Of Iowa, David Swenson Jan 2015

The Economic Value Of The University Of Iowa, David Swenson

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

This analysis measures the regional economic value of The University of Iowa. There are two dimensions evaluated: the overall worth of operating the university and the value of student spending in the area economy. This analysis incorporates a number of best practices for measuring the worth of universities to regional economies.


The Economic Value Of Iowa State University, David Swenson Jan 2015

The Economic Value Of Iowa State University, David Swenson

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

This analysis measures the regional economic value of Iowa State University. There are two dimensions evaluated: the overall worth of operating the university and the value of student spending in the area economy. This analysis incorporates a number of best practices for measuring the worth of universities to regional economies.


The Economic Value Of The University Of Northern Iowa, David Swenson Jan 2015

The Economic Value Of The University Of Northern Iowa, David Swenson

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

This analysis measures the regional economic value of the University of Northern Iowa. There are two dimensions evaluated: the overall worth of operating the university and the value of student spending in the area economy. This analysis incorporates a number of best practices for measuring the worth of universities to regional economies.


The Economic Value Of Iowa’S Public Universities, David Swenson Oct 2014

The Economic Value Of Iowa’S Public Universities, David Swenson

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

This analysis measures the economic value of Iowa’s public universities – The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa. There are two dimensions evaluated: the overall worth of operating the universities as educational and service institutions and the value of student spending in their respective area economies. This analysis incorporates a number of best practices for measuring the worth of universities to regional economies.


The Economic Contribution Potential Of Local Foods Production In Kane County, Illinois, David Swenson May 2013

The Economic Contribution Potential Of Local Foods Production In Kane County, Illinois, David Swenson

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

This project was a partnership with the American Farmland Trust, the Kane County, Il, planning department, and the author to demonstrate the regional economic gains that could be anticipated were the county able to expand local fresh fruits and vegetable production for both local and regional sales. The report is important in that it takes into consideration the density of regional demand for local foods in light of regional production and establishes realistic thresholds of production gains for area producers.


Misadventures In Regionalism: Reaffirming The Importance Of Central Places In Regional Economic Development Assistance, David Swenson, Liesl Eathington Apr 2013

Misadventures In Regionalism: Reaffirming The Importance Of Central Places In Regional Economic Development Assistance, David Swenson, Liesl Eathington

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

Multi‐jurisdictional regional planning and problem solving approaches have been the mainstay in rural development efforts in recent decades, and regional partnerships are often a prerequisite for state or federal funding. The authors believe that many such initiatives utilize regions of convenience rather than regions of substance. This paper describes a shift in our preferred geography for providing research and technical assistance in nonmetropolitan areas in Iowa. This shift has led us, at least regarding rural development assistance, to move towards emphasizing the provision of community development services to regionally‐important nonmetropolitan urban centers, i.e., central places that clearly ...