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Food and Resource Economics Department

Food and Resource Economics Department

Economic Impact Analysis

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

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  • 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!

  • Research Highlights
    • Economic Contributions of the Florida Citrus Industry in 2014-15 and for Reduced Production
    • Economic Contributions of the Craft Brewing Industry to the Florida Economy
    • Economic Impact of the PLAYERS Championship Golf Tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
  • Clientele
    • Florida Citrus Commission
    • Florida Hospital Association
    • Florida Forestry Association
    • Progress Energy
    • PGA Tour