The best choice for local governments and economic developers.
If you have worked with other impact models, you were probably frustrated by their complexity and the amount of data you needed to compile. And, in the end, the model wasn’t able to identify the fiscal impact for local taxing districts or evaluate possible incentives for a project – the information you really needed. Also, you probably had questions along the way – Did I do this right? What is the appropriate input in this case? What is the right way to evaluate this expansion project? – but there was no one available to help.
Impact DataSource developed the Total Impact™ and Quick Impact™ computer models to address these shortfalls. Our economic and fiscal impact models were designed with economic development professionals and local governments in mind. The software is
- easy to use,
- customized for your community,
- estimates economic and fiscal impacts and
- helps you evaluate possible incentives for a project.
Support & Free Report
Our annual licensing agreement includes unlimited support from experienced, professional economists to help you evaluate projects. In addition, Impact DataSource will prepare one economic impact report of a project that does not fit the model, may be a complicated or requires a third-party report to present to state or local government officials.
We set up your model for you so its ready to go from day one.
We will research and incorporate into the model local tax rates and other assumptions. Users only need to obtain and enter project-specific data to perform an analysis. The model typically includes 2 report formats – an executive summary and a full report. We can customize the layout and contents of these reports to your specifications.
Finally, our platform is extremely flexible so we can add additional features to meet your unique needs. We can add additional tabs to isolate specific pieces of information for a PowerPoint presentation or we can add a handy annual economic and fiscal impact calculator.