Community / Regional Profiles

Customized reports that include regional indicators; economic base information; industry, workforce, and demographic profiles; and qualitative data for economic sectors within a community or region.

1. Community / Regional Overview: General or Industrial Sector


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Sample Report

The following information is included in this ECDI report:

  • Expanded Executive Summary: to increase the value and benefit of the report to Alabama communities / regions
  • Regional Indicators: in- and out-migration data, average monthly rent, median hourly earnings, patents granted, and proprietors
  • Education Indicators: high school graduates, population with some college, population with a graduate education, and local postsecondary institutions
  • Economic Base Data: jobs by economic base sector, earnings by economic base sector, and earnings per worker by economic base sector
  • Industry Overview (15-year period): recent industry trends (past 5 years), industry composition (previous year), unemployment by industry sector (most recent quarterly data from the U.S. Department of Labor), industry forecast (next 5- and 10-year periods)
  • Workforce Overview (15-year period): recent workforce trends (past 5 years), workforce composition (previous year), unemployment by occupation group (most recent quarterly data from the U.S. Department of Labor, workforce Forecast (next 5- and 10-year periods)
  • Human Capital Overview (previous year): knowledge summary (knowledge area breakdown and knowledge concentrations), skills summary (skill area breakdown and skills concentrations), abilities summary (abilities area breakdown and abilities concentrations)
  • Demographic Overview (15-year period): race / ethnicity profile and recent trends (past 5 years), age profile and recent trends (past 5 years), projected race / ethnicity profile (next 5- and 10-year periods), projected age profile and recent trends (next 5- and 10-year periods)

Customized regions can be created by zip code/s or county/ies in Alabama.

For more information on ECDI's economic data reports, please contact Amelia Stehouwer, ECDI Research and Communications Specialist, at hallame@auburn.edu or (334) 844-5394.


2. Community / Regional Overview: Retail or Commercial Sector


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Sample Report

The following information is included in this ECDI report:

  • Expanded Executive Summary: includes condensed overview of demographics, industry, economy and workforce, education and training, crime data, economic incentives, and trade area. Also provides a qualitative description of the community / region.
  • Location and Transportation: latitude and longitude, applicable micro- or metropolitan statistical areas, distance from major cities, map showing location of community / region in global perspective, highways, airports, waterways, and railways.
  • Regional Indicators: in- and out-migration data, average monthly rent, median hourly earnings, patents granted, and proprietors
  • Education Indicators: high school graduates, population with some college, population with a graduate education, local postsecondary institutions
  • Economic Base Data: jobs by economic base sector, earnings by economic base sector, earnings per worker by economic base sector
  • Trade Area: maps of local trade area, trade area estimates (generated using Reilly's Law of Gravitation)
  • Tourism: Overview of local tourism, a key factor in trade area capture
  • Financial Capital: Amount and rank of total recent deposits in all local FDIC-insured Institutions
  • Industry Overview (10-year period): major employers in county/ies (current year), recent industry trends (past 5 years), industry composition (previous year), employment (and unemployment) by industry sector (most recent quarterly data from the U.S. Department of Labor), industry forecast (next 5-year period)
  • Workforce Overview (10-year period): recent workforce trends (past 5 years), workforce composition (previous year), employment (and unemployment) by occupation group (most recent quarterly data from the U.S. Department of Labor, workforce forecast (next 5-year period)
  • Human Capital Overview (previous year): knowledge summary (knowledge area breakdown and knowledge concentrations), skills summary (skill area breakdown and skills concentrations), abilities summary (abilities area breakdown and abilities concentrations), and an overview of local workforce training and development programs
  • Demographic Overview (10-year period): geographic distribution of population, race / ethnicity profile and recent trends (past 5 years), projected race / ethnicity profile (next 5-year period), age profile and recent trends (past 5 years), projected age profile and recent trends (next 5-year period)
  • Crime Data and Trends (2000 - present): number of offenses and local incidents per 100,000 persons (compared to national average) for violent and property crimes measured by the FBI
  • Traffic Counts (most recent year available): as measured by the Alabama Department of Transportation
  • Economic Incentives Available (current year): an overview and profile of economic incentives available for retail / commercial sector. Examples include: capital credit program, capital gains tax exemption, commercial revitalization deduction, accelerated depreciation, equipment deduction, property tax exemptions, wage credits, historic preservation tax incentives, etc.
  • Existing Retail Inventory (most current data available): map and list of existing retailers by complex / district
  • Retail Gaps and Aggregate Demand: overview and analysis of client-reported information about the type of retail and / or commercial establishments that local residents want, local retail trade statistics

Customized regions can be created by zip code/s or county/ies in Alabama.

For more information on ECDI's economic data reports, please contact Amelia Stehouwer, ECDI Research and Communications Specialist, at hallame@auburn.edu or (334) 844-5394.

Last Updated: July 10, 2012

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