Transportation and Communication


Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Dakota Access Pipeline, 2014

Dakota Access, LLC commissioned us to do an independent examination of the economic and fiscal impacts of their proposed oil pipeline. The $3.8 Billion four-state project will include about 1,134 miles of pipeline. View our Fact Sheets to see what the state-level economic and fiscal impact will be on  North Dakota,  South Dakota,  Iowa  and  Illinois. View the  Regional Fact Sheet, or the complete Report here.     


Economic Impact of ITC Midwest High Power Lines in Iowa, 2013

Since 2008, ITC Midwest, now a division of Canadian-based Fortis, has purchased and maintained more than $1.3 billion dollars worth of high power Iowa electric transmission lines, connecting the State to the national power grid. In 2013, Strategic Economics Group documented the economic impact this has had on Iowa. The work was completed in 2014 and is being used in company documents. SEG also prepared a study on the projected impact of two new projects for ITC Midwest. and was included in ITC's 2014 filing with the Iowa Utility Board. View that report here.     


Impact of Off-Highway Vehicles in Iowa, 2008

This study examined the impact of off-highway vehicle recreational activites on the State of Iowa and provided the Iowa OHV Association with baseline statistics the on the value of their programs.
View the Study here.     


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.
View the Study here.     


Promoting Local Cable Competition in Iowa, 2004

SEG was commissioned by Cedar Rapids telecommunications entrepreneur Clark McLeod to analyze the market for cable and high-speed internet services in Iowa communities. McLeod and others were interested in determining the pricing effect of local markets that lacked effective competition. Our study provided the justification for a municipal fiber optic utility initiatives.    View our Study here.     

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