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|Impact DashBoard Live
Join some of your Impact DataSource team members as we do a live demo of Impact DashBoard, the only impact software built for economic developers. This cost-benefit software is a user friendly way to determine the economic and fiscal impact that a project will have on your community. Impact DashBoard also is equipped with an incentive analysis, where users can calculate the payback period, ROI, and net benefit.|
This is also a great opportunity to train your team, get a refresher on the software, or learn something new.
|Dec 5, 2019||1:00pm CST||1 hour||Register|
|IMPA – Impact DashBoard Model Demo
Indiana Municipal Power Agency partnered with Impact DataSource to develop a customized Impact DashBoard model for its members. Impact DashBoard is the only impact model developed specifically for Economic Developers. It will estimate the economic and fiscal impact of new economic development projects after the user enters in a few pieces of information like projected employment, salaries, and capital investment. This model is available at no charge to IMPA member organizations and you may reach out to Jenny Hartley with IMPA to request access.|
Join us for the webinar to get an overview of this great resource.
|Dec 10, 2019||10:00am EST||1 hour||Register|
The Basics of ED Impact Analysis
Cost-benefit reports are ubiquitous in economic development but the quality and relevance of these reports vary significantly. The lack of an industry standard concerning terminology and presentation contribute to broad confusion and misinterpretation. In many cases a high-quality cost-benefit report will help all sides better understand the good and the bad of what may come with a planned project and bring to light issues requiring further study. However, in too many instances these potentially useful reports are intimidating, opaque, and ultimately abandoned in favor of “gut feel”. This article is intended to help economic developers, their boards, and other stakeholders cut through the jargon and identify the hallmarks of a high-quality cost-benefit report so that they can utilize the report to its fullest potential.