What is your institution's impact on the economy?
That’s the question we answer in the Economic Impact Study—a custom report that measures your impact on the regional economy and workforce, and calculates your school’s return on investment for students, taxpayers, and society.
1. Economic Impact Analyses
Operations Spending Impact
We determine the added net income generated in the region as a result of your institution's payroll and its purchases of supplies and services.
Student Spending Impact
We identify how local and nonlocal students can markedly affect your region. We measure the money spent on food, transportation, and other items.
We tally the impact of your alumni's higher earnings and increased productivity in the regional workforce.
2. Investment Analyses
Student Investment Analysis
Graduates gain a lifetime of higher earnings. We compare the present value of these higher earnings with the cost of their education.
Taxpayer Investment Analysis
We measure the added taxes and public sector savings that your school contributes to the state.
Social Investment Analysis
We calculate the added state revenue and social savings that result from your school's presence.
How it works
Work directly with a Lightcast economist to provide data on your institution.
We model your data and produce reports that you can review and adjust.
Now you have a customized study that clearly communicates your value to the community.
What can you do
with an EIS?
The Colorado Community College System found that for every dollar spent
in lifetime earnings
in added taxes and public sector savings
in added state revenue and social savings
“With the EIS, we communicated a more comprehensive picture of what our college actually provides the community.”