Commmunity Development


Bettendorf Market Analysis and Redevelopment Options, 2016

SEG assisted Iowa-based engineering firm Snyder & Associates prepare an analysis of the State Street and Grant Street Corridor in downtown Bettendorf, Iowa. Engineering firms rely on Strategic Economics Group to assist them on a diverse range of transportation studies eliminating the need to have a full-time economist on their payroll.   View the  SEG Report here.


Northwest River District Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, 2015

SEG provided economic and market analysis support for Northwest River District plan in Fort Dodge, Iowa prepared by Snyder & Associates. SEG provided an independent neighborhood market analysis providing demographics and economic profile of the district. The SEG report is available to view or download at here. The complete Revitalization Plan is available to view or download at here.     


Iowa Upper Story Housing Feasibility Study, 2014

The Iowa Economic Development Authority commissioned SEG to undertake to study the feasibility of renovating the upper stories of downtown buildings in Iowa's non-metro communities. The purpose was to determine if would result in more rental opportunities in Iowa's smaller towns. The report is now available to view or download here.     


Tax Impact of Two Alternative Mall Plans, 2011

The City of Coralville developed a mixed-use shopping center and presented with two alternative plans. At the request of General Growth Properties, owner of the Coral Ridge Mall, SEG examined the economic impact of each alternative. The report was provided to the client but has not been made available to the public.     


Iowa Farmers Market Economic Impact Study, 2010

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service Iowa Field Office surveyed vendors and attendees at farmers markets across the state during the 2009 season. Dan Otto of Strategic Economics Group analyzed the data and prepared the economic impact report. View the Study     


Project Destiny: Des Moines Local Tax Proposal, 2007

SEG developed the projections of population, income and sales tax growth for the Greater Des Moines Partnership and their campaign to establish a three-county 'Yes to Destiny' local-option sales tax. The proposal failed to gain voter support, but the projections later proved to be on target.
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Proposed Dallas County Regional Airport, 2004

An alliance of community and businesses interests proposed constructing a new regional general aviation airport in Dallas County, Iowa. In conjunction with the Airport Master Plan and Site Selection Study,this economic impact study projected the aggregate impact against a range of alternative economic scenarios.
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Public Investment ROI: The Iowa Values Fund Model, 2003

The Iowa Department of Economic Development asked SEG to create a team and build a model that would estimate the future impact of public sector investment in economic development projects. With a task force of eight top economists, we built a ground-breaking model which the State has been using to evaluate all of their public sector investments over the past nine years.   View Slide Presentation     


Principal Home Mortgage Lending Compliance Tool, 2001

The Principal Financial Group was a major player in the retail home mortgage business. In order to protect the company from any potential claims of pricing discrimination in the 60,000+ mortgages they issued each quarter, they commissioned us to build model to identify possible abnormal pricing. For more information about that model or the processes we used, contact us.     

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