Author Archives: Paul

WEBINAR: Impact DashBoard Product Update, February 2019

We have been hard at work building out a redesign and adding new features to Impact DashBoard. Join us for a webinar where we will show you new features and teach you how to navigate the redesigned application. Topics covered: … Read More

Impact DashBoard 101: Topic 7 – Bonus Resources

I’ve covered the basics of Impact DashBoard over the course of the first six posts but there’s still more to learn. For a detailed discussion of the TIF District feature, check out the post below. Tax Increment Financing in Impact … Read More

Impact DashBoard 101: Topic 6 – Scenario Assumptions & User Guide

Impact DataSource economists configure each Impact DashBoard model with the latest tax rates, demographic data, government budget data, and other parameters. All of this work is cataloged and explained in the organization’s custom User Guide. If a particular scenario demands … Read More

Impact DashBoard 101: Topic 5 – Public Support

Entering the project-specific data will generate a clean impact report showing the costs and benefits associated with a project. Let’s crank it up a notch by evaluating incentives and calculating ROI on the economic development deal using the Public Support … Read More

Impact DashBoard 101: Topic 4 – Reports

So we’ve entered the project-specific information into the Scenario Info page and viewed the DashBoard results but now we want to see the printable reports included in Impact DashBoard Summary Report The Summary Report is a tax district-specific report summarized … Read More

Impact DashBoard 101: Topic 3 – Scenario Info

We have covered the basics of the app in our series but now we’re getting to the real meat and potatoes of Impact DashBoard – the Scenario Info page. The Scenario Info pages allows users to enter project-specific information and … Read More

Impact DashBoard 101: Topic 2 – Entering Project Data

Having covered the basics of logging in to Impact DashBoard and getting familiar with the Projects and My Account pages, we now address the topic of how users can get project data into the model. Although Impact DashBoard is an … Read More

Impact DashBoard 101: Topic 1 – Getting Started

Today, we’re starting with the basics of Impact DashBoard. Log in to Impact DashBoard You can login to Impact DashBoard at http://theimpactdashboard.com or http://dashboard.impactdatasource.com You’ll need to enter your Username OR Email Address and your password. Each user will receive … Read More

Our Economic Development Impact Detailed Report

In a related post, I explained what type of information was included in the Summary Report in Impact DashBoard. Impact DashBoard includes a one-page Summary Report for each taxing district in your analysis but the Detailed Report, consisting of 10-15 … Read More

Our Economic Development Impact Summary Report

K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Stupid. This a principle we’ve come to appreciate over the years. Reporting on the impact of an economic development project can get technical but in developing Impact DashBoard, our economic development impact model, we have … Read More