Author Archives: Paul

060 – Economic Development Secrets – Carla Pendergraft, Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau

This month’s Economic Development Secrets episode focuses on tourism with our special guest Carla Pendergraft, Director of Marketing for the Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau.    Carla shares details on Waco’s top attractions (hint: Magnolia Market!) and discusses how attracting … Read More

Impact DashBoard Update – March 2021

Interactive Project Fact Sheet Report The Fact Sheet Report just got a lot easier to edit! Simply click on the field or label that you’d like to add or edit and you’ll get a pop up that shows you the … Read More

Consumer Spending During a COVID-19 Lockdown

Consumer Spending During a COVID-19 Lockdown Shelter-in-place orders, lockdowns, and shutdowns in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) are wreaking havoc on workers and businesses across the United States and the world. If the experience of other countries is any indication, … Read More

Impact DashBoard Training Workshop – October 2019

Impact DashBoard Training Workshop Presented by Impact DataSource San Antonio, TX Wednesday, October 9, 20199am-12pm Training Notes Spice up the Project Description We can enhance the Project Description to include the following formatting elements: bold text, a list,  and tables. Here’s … Read More

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