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Taylor Johnson

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Top 5 EDC Social Media Accounts & Tips

Posted by Taylor Johnson on March 26, 2019

The explosion of social media is a gold mine, especially for Economic Development Corporation’s (EDCs).

Why, you ask?

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Topics: Data, Economics, Methodology

Our 5 Most Popular Blogs of 2018

Posted by Taylor Johnson on January 7, 2019

2018 is over.

2019 is here.

Honestly, where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday we were conversing about the 2016 IMPLAN Data Release Notes, discovering why robots aren’t actually killing jobs, and surviving the hurricanes by exploring the history of hurricanes in North Carolina.

Seriously, it has been a year to remember here at IMPLAN. These past 12 months we experienced growth internally and externally and found inspiration in every direction we looked. In that time we have also published more than 30 articles on our site, with a few standing apart from the others.

Which blogs stood apart from the others? The ones people felt inspired and intrigued by the most? Here are the 5 most popular blog posts of 2018 on the IMPLAN Blog:

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Topics: Data, Economics, Methodology

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Economic Impacts of Filmmaking

Posted by Taylor Johnson on December 14, 2018

Candi Clouse works for the Center of Economic Development at Cleveland State University. She is one of four people on a team known in northeast Ohio as one of the big players for economic impact analysis. To put it simply, having Cleveland State on the report lends authority to the results.

Ohio, a gem of the midwest, is filled with resilient sports fanatics, people calling soft drinks “pop,” and, more specifically, a film industry that continues to generate positive economic impacts in the Buckeye State. Greater Cleveland is home to "The Avengers"  filming location, which was the industry’s third-highest grossing film of all time with $1.5 billion in box office sales worldwide and a budget of $220 million. Candi Clouse sat down with us to discuss her favorite economic impact analysis study to date.

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Topics: Economics, "Taxes"

Where Do Those Storm Damage Predictions Come From?

Posted by Taylor Johnson on September 13, 2018

Back in April, we were storm-chasing Tornados and growing wary of the fast-approaching prediction of an active 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Today we are living out this prediction, as Hurricane Florence, a dangerous category 4, is barreling towards our East Coast.

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Topics: Data, Economics


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