About Impact DataSource

Established in 1993, Impact DataSource is an Austin, Texas-based economic consulting firm. Impact DataSource provides high-quality economic research, specializing in economic and fiscal impact analyses. Our firm is highly focused on supporting economic development professionals and organizations. Impact DataSource has conducted thousands of economic impact analyses of firms, projects, and activities in all industry groups throughout the U.S.

Impact DataSource developed and supports the only impact software built for economic developers, Impact DashBoard. Impact Dashboard is the result of our 20+ years of experience helping economic developers change their communities.

Impact DataSource is also a leader in the EB-5 industry. Since 2011, Impact DataSource has completed over 50 ​comprehensive EB-5 economic impact studies, assisted clients in obtaining countless TEA certifications, and provided hundreds of hours of RFE, NOID, and due diligence support.

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Meet the Team

Where You’ve Heard From Us

Economic Development

Publications

P. Scheuren, “The Role of Economic Development Incentives and Credits from the State and Local Government Perspective” Institute for Professionals in Taxation in association with the 2012 Credits and Incentives Symposium in Orlando, Florida.

Presentations

J. Walker, P. Scheuren, N. D’Souza, J. Quirino, K. Collins, D. Scheiner “Economic Development Secrets Live” Presentation at the Texas Economic Development Council’s 2016 Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October, 20, 2016.

P. Scheuren, A. Roy, J. Grisham, J. Bonnot, “Art of the Deal Impact Analysis” Learning Lab Presentation at the International Economic Development Council’s 2016 Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, September 26, 2016.

P. Scheuren, S. Field, L. Foster, “All Things Data: Core Tools for Economic Development Practitioners” Presentation at the Northeastern Economic Developers Association’s 2016 Annual Conference, New Haven, Connecticut, September 12, 2016.

P. Scheuren, T. Chase, G. LeRoy, M. Meek, “EDRP Recent Research – Seeding Growth: Maximizing the Return on Incentives” Presentation at the IEDC 2015 Economic Future Forum, Madison, Wisconsin, June 8, 2015.

J. Walker, E. Harpel, J. Gandy, J. Sternlicht, “Best Practices in Incentive Due Diligence” Presentation at the IEDC 2014 Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, October 21, 2014.

P. Scheuren, “The Role of Economic Development Incentives and Credits from the State and Local Government” Institute for Professionals in Taxation Credits and Incentives Symposium, Orlando, Florida, October 22, 2012.

J. Walker, P. Scheuren, “Using Economic Impact Analysis to Fashion and Defend Reasonable Incentive Packages” Presentation at the IEDC 2012 Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, October 2, 2012.

J. Walker, P. Scheuren, “Making Good Decisions on Incentives” Presentation at the Texas Community Development Institute, Lone Star College, The Woodlands, Texas, March 5-6, 2012.

P. Scheuren, “Economic Benefit of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas” Testimony to Kansas State Legislature Veteran/Military/Homeland Security Committee, Topeka, Kansas, January 24, 2012.

P. Scheuren, “Using Economic Impact Analysis to Fashion Incentive Packages” Presentation at the 2011 Kentucky Association of Economic Development (KAED) Annual Conference, Paducah, Kentucky, November 10, 2011.

J. Walker, P. Scheuren, “Using Economic Impact Analysis to Fashion Incentive Packages” 2011 Texas Economic Development Council Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, October 5, 2011.

J. Walker, “Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis” Presentation at the New Mexico Industrial Development Executives Association’ annual conference, October 21, 2009, Albuquerque, NM

J. Walker, “The Fiscal Impact of Residential Development”, Presentation at the National Association of Homebuilder’s 2004 Executive Officers Council Seminar, Destin, Florida, August 28, 2004.

Webinars

P. Scheuren, E. Harpel, “Using Data and Analytics to Reduce Risk” 2017 Council of Development Finance Agencies Intro Incentives WebCourse, April 5, 2017

P. Scheuren, A. Farmer, “Determining the Value of Retail Development in Your Community” 2017 The Retail Coach Webinar Series, March 22, 2017.

P. Scheuren, “In Defense of ED Incentives” 2016 Impact DataSource Webinar, September 15, 2016.

P. Scheuren, A. Brossoit, “Impact Analysis: A Tool for Building Support for Your Economic Development Deal” 2016 Golden Shovel Webinar Series, August 24, 2016

P. Scheuren, N. D’Souza, “Economic Development Metrics for Success” 2016 Impact DataSource Webinar, July, 13, 2016.

P. Scheuren, E. Harpel, “Using Data and Analytics to Reduce Risk” 2016 Council of Development Finance Agencies Intro Incentives WebCourse, June 15, 2016

P. Scheuren, N. D’Souza, “Trends in Rural and Small Town Economic Development in Texas” 2016 Impact DataSource Webinar, May, 25, 2016.

J. Walker, P. Scheuren, M.J. Stanley, “Using Economic Impact Analysis to Make Good Decisions on Incentives” 2012 Florida Economic Development Council Webinar Series, January 17, 2012.

J. Walker, P. Scheuren, “Using Economic Impact Analysis to Fashion Incentive Packages” 2011 Texas Economic Development Council Webinar Series, October 17, 2011.

EB-5

Publications

Kester & M. Mullane, “New RIMS II Multipliers Released” Regional Center Business Journal (March 2017): 18-19

Kester, “TEA Designations: Proposed DHS Rule Would Significantly Alter the Process” Regional Center Business Journal (March 2017): 30-33

Kester, “TEA Timing: The Merits of Legislation to Lock-In a TEA Determination” Regional Center Business Journal (April 2016): 46-47

Kester, “RIMS II Regional Multipliers Updated for First Time Since 2012” Regional Center Business Journal (January 2016): 33-34

Kester, “TEA Definition in the Leah–Grassley Proposal Would Severely Hinder Potential EB-5 Projects” EB5Investors Magazine, V3 I2 (August 2015): 50-52

Kester, “Summary of USCIS EB-5 Interactive Series Call: Expenses that are Includable (or Excludable) for Job Creation” Regional Center Business Journal (July 2015): 47-48

Kester & M. Mullane, “Hot Topics in EB-5 Job Creation and Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs) with the Economists from Impact DataSource,” EB-5 SuperMarket Quarterly 1 (2015)

Scheuren, “A Comparison of States’ Approaches to Targeted Employment Area (TEA) Certification,” Regional Center Business Journal (December 2014): 38-39

Scheuren, “Modified Regional Input-Output Model from BEA to be Released in 2015,” Regional Center Business Journal (October 2014): 32

Scheuren, “Targeted Employment Area Data Changes,” Regional Center Business Journal (June 2014): 33-35

Scheuren, “New IMPLAN “I-RIMS” Product Introduced as Alternative to RIMS II,” Regional Center Business Journal (December 2013): 14

Presentations

Kester, “EB-5 Economics and Investing in the USA” Presentation at the SD Global Partnership Mexico City Event, Mexico City, Mexico, March 29, 2017.

Kester. N. Korpivaara, L. Cohen, P. Cohen, R. Lee, “Planning for Change: Current Issues in EB-5 Economic Reports & Business Plans” Panel Presentation at the EB5 Investors Magazine’s New York EB-5 Convention, New York, New York, July 18, 2016.

Kester, C. Triantaphyllis, “EB-5 Panel” Presentation at the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) 2015 Mid-Year Conference, Galveston, Texas, June 3-5, 2015.

Scheuren, C. Barr, E. Beshara, D, Lurie, R. Thomas, K. Wright, “Creating a Compliant Regional Center and Successful Project” Presentation at the New York County Lawyers’ Association 2014 Fall/Winter EB5 Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, November 17, 2014.

Kester, J. Carr, L. Cohen & C. Jen, “EB-5 Business Plan Writing & Economic Reporting” Presentation at the 4th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Market Exchange, San Francisco, California, October 22, 2014.

Scheuren, J. Martinez, A. Mirabi, B. Rojano, J. Wilding, “EB-5 Investments Panel” Presentation at the Texas Rural Challenge Conference, Waco, Texas, June 19, 2014.

Scheuren, L. Gomez, B. Graham, D. Healy, A. Mirabi, H. Schopfer, “EB-5 financing and P3” Presentation at the 2014 Public-Private Partnership Conference, Dallas, Texas, February 24, 2014.

Kester, “EB-5 Due Diligence & Risk Analysis: Economic Analysis and Job Projections” Presentation at USAdvisors EB-5 Project Funding, Securities & Investor Due Diligence Seminar, Los Angeles, California, October 30, 2013.

Kester, “Economic Impact Assessment Review: Verifying Methodologies and Inputs” Presentation at USAdvisors EB-5 Project Funding, Securities & Investor Due Diligence Seminar, Austin, Texas, October 14, 2013.

Kester, “EB-5 Due Diligence & Risk Analysis: Economic Analysis and Job Projections” Presentation at USAdvisors EB-5 Project Funding, Securities & Investor Due Diligence Seminar, New York, New York, October 1, 2013.

Walker, & J. Barnes “The EB-5 Program: Financing by US Immigration Visa Applicants, Applicant –Funded Regional Centers and Financing Transactions” Strasburger and Price EB-5 Seminar, February 20, 2013.

Webinars

Kester, “EB-5 TEAs: What to Know in 2017”, Impact DataSource EB-5 Webinar Series, May 2, 2015.

Kester, “What You Need to Know About TEAs in 2016”, Impact DataSource EB-5 Webinar Series, May 4, 2016.

Kester, R. Klasko, D. Lurie, A. Paparelli, J. Tishler, “Implications of Senate bill introduced by Senators Grassley & Leahy”, EB5 Diligence Webinar Series, June 24, 2015.

Kester, “TEAS – What to Know in 2015”, Impact DataSource 2015 Webinar Series, May 5, 2015.

Kester, J. Carr & C. Lee “USCIS EB-5 Adjudication Trends: EB-5 Economics: Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs & Economic Methodologies)” 2014 IIUSA Webinar Series, September 25, 2014.

Scheuren, P. Joseph, M. McKee & D. Owusu “Understanding the EB-5 Model in Texas” Webinar Presentation for the CDFA Texas Financing Roundtable (in partnership with Texas Economic Development Council), July 16, 2014.

Scheuren, J. Carr, & D. Kay “EB-5 Economics: Overview of Available Input/Output Models” 2014 IIUSA Webinar Series, May 29, 2014.