Collaborating with Industry

The Economic Impact Analysis Program has a long history of sponsored research for private firms and industry organizations that operate within and outside of Florida.  The program has successfully completed a wide variety of projects ranging from economic impact analyses and economic contribution studies to feasibility studies for local development projects.

Faculty and staff members have experience collaborating with entities from a wide variety of industrial sectors including:

  • Agriculture
  • Citrus groves and cultivation
  • Hospitals
  • Forestry
  • Mining
  • Energy
  • Education
  • Golf
  • Dairy
  • Craft Brewing

Economic Analysis

Regional economic modeling, economic impact analyses, and economic contribution analyses can all provide useful information to both private firms and industry organizations for purposes of firm/industry assessment and advocacy.  Specifically, the Economic Impact Analysis Program can provide expertise in the following areas:

  • regional economic modeling and analysis at the county, state, or national level
  • economic contribution or impact analysis of industry activity, commodity production, government regulations or policies, new technologies, and industrial or community development projects
  • evaluation of economic linkages among industries, institutions, and households
  • forecasting the effects of market or policy changes
  • business analysis and budgeting for agricultural and natural resource operations

Survey Research

Often in collaboration with the Florida Agricultural Market Research Center or the Florida Survey Research Center, the Economic Impact Analysis Program offers survey research services including:

  • survey questionnaire and statistical sampling design
  • mail and telephone survey implementation and analysis
  • measurement of industry or commodity output, imports/exports, employment, value added and inputs purchased
  • profiling of industry or market structure, production, and marketing practices
  • measurement of consumer expenditures, consumption and purchasing patterns
  • assessment of producer or consumer opinions, preferences and expectations
  • valuation of non-market or non-monetary goods, services, and natural resources

General Services

The Economics Impact Analysis Program also offered public presentations, academic seminars, and training programs on a variety of topics.

If you or your academic unit are interested in discussing potential collaboration opportunities, please contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you!