Guide for Estimating and Reporting the Macroeconomic Impacts of MEP Centers.
Guide for Estimating and Reporting the Macroeconomic
Impacts of MEP Centers.
Ehlen, M. A.; Brown, M. H.
NISTIR 6499; 53 p. May 2000.
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manufacturing; performance evaluation; communication
networks; census survey; macroeconomic analysis;
Manufacturing Extension Program; regional economic
modeling; REMI; state impacts; economic impacts
MEP centers must often report on the impacts they have
on their client firms. The main data source for these
impacts is the Census Follow-up Survey, which interviews
MEP client firms to see how their sales, employment,
capital investment, and production costs have changed as
a direct result of center services. Another impact MEP
centers can report is the total impact on the state
economy of these client-firm impacts. This report
provides a guide for using the REMI model to estimate
and report the state macroeconomic impact of center
projects. It provides a set of criteria for assessing
whether a center has sufficient projects to estimate
state impacts, a step-by-step process for compiling
client impacts and using REMI to estimate state impacts,
a sample two-page report for submitting impact results
to center stakeholders, and supporting information to
strengthen the presentation of the results. This guide
is intended for use by center directors, evaluation
staff, and center strategic planners.