Economic Analysis Program (EAP)

Tools


Staff Contact:

Patrick O'Neil
Principal Planner
4000 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Suite 100
Pinellas Park, Florida 33782
Phone: (727)570-5151 ext. 31

Economic Analysis Program (EAP)

About EAP

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Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council's Economic Analysis Program (EAP) helps communities and organizations predict how policy decisions or economic events affect the economy. Economic impact analysis traces spending through the local economy and measures the cumulative effects of that spending. The most common measure of economic impact is the number of jobs created or lost, but other measures include personal income, business production, value added and tax collection. EAP provides critical information for governments, economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, service organizations, policy makers, public interest groups and businesses.


The Economic Analysis Program employs a number of tools to provide the Tampa Bay community with high quality and low cost analysis. Our tools include IMPLAN® (a input input/output model), REMI PI+® (a highly sophisticated econometric model), the Economic Development Decision Support GIS, strong data sources in the Regional Information Center and extensive staff training.


REMI PI+ ® is a 70-sector model encompassing thirteen counties, including the TBRPC's four counties (Manatee, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas), the additional counties of Hernando, Polk, and Sarasota, along with the East Central Regional Planning Council’s six counties (Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia). This provides an opportunity for collaboration on a multi-regional basis, such as the multi-regional High-Tech Corridor extending from the Tampa Bay region to the East Coast of Florida.


The Economic Analysis Program also supports the use of REMI PI+ ® by other regional planning councils in Florida through technical assistance. To complement these support activities, the Council maintains copies of the other models run in the state including a statewide model (state of Florida as one economy) and a 67-county model (with all counties treated separately).


Click here to see Economic Analysis Program projects conducted by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.

 

 

 

 

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